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 sweet, purplish-black skinned fruits with strawberry-colored flesh that ripen into a rich flavor. The ficus carica mission fruit appear in early spring and ripen in a sunny spot.
Loaded with flavor and vitamins, black figs are great for jellies and jams, and healthy, on-the-go snacking. Black Mission fig trees produce fruit 2 times a year – one in late summer and a second in early fall. They may even produce a breba crop in the early spring The package deal for fresh fig trees!
Mission Fig Tree Care
This perennial fig tree is a heavy bearer of large size fruit and thrives best in full sun and average, well-drained soil. This makes it a great choice for easy to grow fig varieties that are long lived. We love these black 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 edible figs only growing in hardiness zones 7-10. This fig tree requires no chill hours. Plant the fig trees where soil is dry and well drained. You can even plant this hardy fig tree in a container if you live in an area with harsh winters.
During the first year of planting be sure to water the black fig tree a few times a week thoroughly to establish a strong tree root system. Fertilize the tree once a year with a slow release pellet based tree fertilizer like ours. Planting and caring for this fruit tree can’t get easier!
These figs are not bare root trees. They come rooted in a container in soil for the health and safety of the tree.
Fig Grow Guide coming soon for information on fig tree care, fruit production, planting trees, and more.
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Ficus carica 'Black Mission'
- Edible fruit
- Drought tolerant
- Prolific producer