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Common Fig, Edible Fig, Higo
Ficus carica 'Black Mission'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: carica (KAIR-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Mission
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mission, Beers Black, Fransiscan)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Elk Grove, California

Lower Lake, California

Ramona, California

Rialto, California

Melbourne, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Brunswick, Georgia

Huntersville, North Carolina

Justin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Colonial Heights, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 8, 2007, Turken from Lower Lake, CA wrote:

Awesome tree. The fruit is so good. Loves the heat.