Black Mission Fig - Ficus carica
The Black Mission fig, or Ficus carica, is a popular fig variety because of its high yield of sweet fruit. The fruit is large, has deep purple skin, strawberry-red flesh, and an edible seed.
- Average mature height: 15-30 feet
- Light: Full sun
- Self-pollinating: Yes
- Soil: Well-drained. Will not tolerate excessively wet soil, but needs ample moisture during fruiting.
- Water: Keep moist
- Zones: 8-10
Growing method: Our figs are grown by tissue culture from mature cells, which is a superior method that produces healthier plants that can fruit much sooner than if they were grown by seed. None of our figs are grown from seed; the narrow stems indicate that they are grown from this premium tissue culture method and, within months, can grow large and robust.
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Shipping Information: Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
Dormancy: This plant goes into dormancy in the fall and winter, so your plant may not have leaves when it arrives but it's still alive and well. In cooler weather, plants go dormant to conserve energy so they're ready to emerge lush and verdant in the spring.