The sweet, pear-shaped fruits with delectable red flesh make the Black Mission Fig tree highly desirable for fruit tree growers.
Originating in Spain, the Black Mission produces purplish-black fruits with strawberry-colored flesh that ripen into a rich flavor. The fruit appear in early spring and ripen in a sunny spot. Loaded with flavor and vitamins, figs are great for jellies and jams, and healthy, on-the-go snacking. Black Mission figs produce 2 crops a year – one in late Summer and a second in early/late Fall. The package deal for fig trees!
This perennial fig tree is a heavy bearer of large size fruit and thrives best in full sunlight and average, well-drained soil. This makes it a great choice for easy to grow, fruit producing trees. It’s deciduous leaves fall off every winter so don’t be fooled into thinking it is not alive. Come spring and the leaves will flush out of control. Prune your fig tree after all frost has occurred for the year. You can cut off any crossing or dead branches to encourage new growth during the spring growing season. This will help the tree grow to full maturity up to 30 feet tall after many year.
Does not like it too cold… prefers the southern United States with figs only growing in zones 7-10. No chill hours required. Plant the fig trees where soil is dry and well drained. During the first year of planting be sure to water a few times a week thoroughly to establish a strong tree root system. Planting and caring for this fruit tree can’t get easier!
Ficus carica 'Black Mission'
- Edible fruit
- Drought tolerant
- Prolific producer