sweet black fruit ripen in late summer through early fall
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 appears in early spring and ripens in a sunny spot.
Loaded with flavor and vitamins, black figs are great for jellies and jams, and healthy, on-the-go snacking. Black 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!
Black 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.
Its deciduous leaves fall off every winter so don’t be fooled into thinking it is not alive. Come spring and the mission fig 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 years.
Black Mission Fig Tree Size
To establish a strong Black Mission Fig Tree root system, in the first year of planting be sure to thoroughly water the black fig tree a few times a week. 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!
The Black Mission Fig cold hardiness is limited. These trees prefer the southern United States, the black mission fig growing zones are 7-10. This fig tree requires no chill hours. Plant the fig trees where the soil is dry and well-drained. You can even plant the black mission fig tree in a container if you live in an area with harsh winters.
The mission figs for sale are not bare root trees. They come rooted in a container in the soil for the health and safety of the tree.
Visit our Fig Grow Guide 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