Common Fig, Edible Fig, Higo 'Black Mission'

Ficus carica

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Escondido, 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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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 22, 2016, no_regrets from San Diego, CA wrote:

Hard to kill... thought for sure it was a goner when we went out of town for a weekend over the summer and left it in full sun, still in its black nursery pot. It lost all its crispy leaves and we planted a stick. But it bounced right back and one season later, is 10+ feet tall with lovely structure and gives us at least a gallon bowl's worth of meltingly sweet fruit. No pest issues, no disease issues. I can't find anything to complain about. Gorgeous tree!

Positive

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

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

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