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PlantFiles: 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)

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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


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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