Black Mission Fig

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Black Mission Fig bears heavy crops of medium to large, pear-shaped fruit with rough, purplish black skin. Its sweet, strawberry-red flesh has a distinct, rich flavor. Black Mission Fig is the taste standard for figs. Heirloom from 1769.

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About Black Mission Fig

Black Mission Fig bears heavy crops of medium to large, pear-shaped fruit with rough, purplish black skin. Its sweet, strawberry-red flesh has a distinct, rich flavor. Black Mission Fig is the taste standard for figs. Good for fresh eating or canning and excellent for drying. This heavy bearing, long-lived, large tree produces two crops per year in July & September-November. California’s oldest, most popular shipping and drying fig. Owes its name to the Franciscan missionaries of Father Junipero Serra who planted it at the mission in San Diego. Dates to 1769.

  • Latin Name: Ficus carica 'Black Mission'
  • Also Known As: Franciscan Fig
  • Zone: 7-11
  • Light: Full Sun, 1/2 Day Sun
  • Pollination: Self-fertile.
  • Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
  • Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. tall, smaller with pruning
  • Bloom Time:
  • Harvest Time: July, September, October, November
  • Rootstock:
  • Type: Cutting Grown
  • Yield: 10-15 lbs or more.
  • Food Forest Use: Understory Layer
  • Origin: California, 1769.

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quart size potsA guide to choosing the right size

1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.

Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.