Black Mission Fig
$5.00 – $15.00
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.
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
- Type: Cutting Grown
- Yield: 10-15 lbs or more.
- Food Forest Use: Understory Layer
- Origin: California, 1769.
1 gallon, 1 quart, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon
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A 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.