Black Mission Fig Tree

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  • The Black Mission fig is the most popular variety planted in California.
  • Rich and sweet with a hint of berry flavor.
  • Delicious when eaten fresh, dried, or canned.
  • Purplish-black skin with a strawberry- colored flesh.
  • Long-lived, large tree but can be kept small with pruning. 
  • Self-fruitful. 
  • Two crops a year- light Breba crop and heavy late crop.
  • Fruit splitting is minimal, and the eye is fairly tight, so fruit spoilage is seldom a problem.
  • Can be grown on the coast or inland.
  • A wonderful container plant.
  • Zones 8-9

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Protect your tree from sunburn, insects & rodents with PLANT GUARD tree paint & foliar spray.


Protect your roots from rodents with ROOT GUARD the original gopher wire basket. 


Feed your fruit tree with Romeo Plant Food. This water-soluble fertilizer is great for in-ground or in-container growing. 




  • No customer pick-up.
  • We can ship our "Other Edibles" (non-citrus plants) and growing accessories to most states, including Texas, Arizona, or Florida. 
  • Sorry, we do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time.
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  • The Premium sized trees, measured from the top of the root ball, are 24-36” tall.
  • The Entry sized trees measure 12-18" tall.
  • Within a month of delivery, we suggest repotting into a larger (10-12" diameter) container.
  • Like citrus trees, deciduous trees appreciate a well-aerated growing medium that retains moisture and also drains well.  Provide full sun, regular feeding, and good drainage to keep the tree happy and productive.


Growing Conditions

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Full Sun-Part Shade

Provide 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

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When planted in the ground, tree will reach 20’-30’ at maturity. In a container, the fig will stay much smaller, especially with judicious pruning.

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Black Mission Figs are self-fruitful and do not require pollination.

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Season when fruit typically ripens in California

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Hardy to 5 ºF

Protect when temperatures fall below 5 degrees Fahrenheit.