Black Mission Fig (Dorstenia ficus ‘Black Mission’)

Black Mission Fig

$19.95

What is Black Mission Fig

Uniquely-sweet taste and incredible texture set the Black Mission Fig apart, making it highly desirable for cooking and difficult to find at supermarkets. But now, you can grow your own…saving you money and delivering a home-grown flavor that’s second to none.

And the Black Mission is easy to grow. Unlike other fruit trees that require lots of pruning, fertilizing and waiting, the Black Mission Fig loves to produce fruit. Without even trying, you’ll be picking delicious, sweet figs from your tree in no time. If it gets cold where you live, simply plant the tree in a pot and bring it indoors during the freeze.

Best of all, you get two harvests each year. Your tree will produce delicious, robust fruit in the early spring and early fall. So, you’ll have plenty of this amazingly flavorful fruit for baking and beyond each year, with a taste that’s compared to crème brûlée since it’s so rich and sweet.

First, the Black Mission Fig is hard to find in stores. But growing your own means getting these delectable figs right at home. And harvesting home-grown Black Mission Figs is easy because we’ve grown and nurtured your Black Mission Fig Trees for months before shipping, long before they arrive at your door. So, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery: A healthy root system, more developed branching, and with our larger sizes, the ability to harvest fruit in the first year.

Black Mission Fig Trees are in high demand…and you won’t find them at your local nursery or big box store. It’s so easy to grow this delicious fruit from this tree, enjoying tons of harvests without hassle.

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How to Grow and Care for Black Mission Fig

Black Mission Fig (Dorstenia ficus ‘Black Mission’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 7-10 outdoors
Harvest time June - September

Planting

First, select an area with well-drained soil and full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Then, plant your Black Mission Fig in a hole twice as wide and nearly as deep as the root’s ball, and water after planting.

If you plant in a container to bring inside during winter, select a pot that’s about twice the width of your plant’s shipped container. Also, ensure the pot has drainage holes. Use organic planting mix, place your tree in the pot, and then water until you see water flowing from the drainage holes. Finally, place your Fig Tree in front of a sunny window indoors.

Watering

Feel the soil about 2 or 3 inches down – if it’s dry, you should water the tree. Once your tree is established, you can water every week or every 2 weeks in milder weather.

Pruning

Prune back any dead or diseased branches after the second harvest in summer or fall. To maintain the size of your tree in your yard or pot, prune to your desired size for the first three years. Established trees should not require very much pruning at all.

Black Mission Fig (Dorstenia ficus ‘Black Mission’) Details

Common name Black Mission Fig
Botanical name Dorstenia ficus 'Black Mission'
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 7-10 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time June - September
Height 10-30 ft.
Width 15-30 ft.