Fig Tree - dark fruit Black Mission variety. Introduced... more
Fig tree Black Mission (Ficus carica)
Fig Tree - dark fruit Black Mission variety. Introduced in California around 1770 from mission station in Baja. A hardy and easy to grow fruit tree, tolerates freeze. Black color fruit, with amber to strawberry color pulp. Sweet rich flavor, excellent fresh quality. Unlike many other fig varieties first crop (breba crop) is good as well in most growing conditions. Figs are prized for their delicious fruit, which can be one to three inches in length, violet, brown or black. Most fruits are borne from early summer to late fall on new growth, and the fruits generally mature very quickly. The lovely lobed green leaves make it valuable in the landscape even without its fruit. They are very large, prominently veined and deeply lobed and may be 8 to 10 inches long. The fig makes a splendid patio or indoor plant that grows with little attention, save for constantly moist soil and bright light. Prefers alkaline, well-drained soil, but can tolerate wet conditions. Trees are very sensitive to frost when actively growing, but can withstand 10F when dormant. See article about this fruit tree.
Also known as Negronne, Violet de Bordeaux is a purplish-black... more
Fig tree Violette de Bordeaux Negronne (Ficus carica)
Also known as Negronne, Violet de Bordeaux is a purplish-black fruit with rich strawberry pulp. Considered by many the finest tasting fig. Popular in the Northwest and West. Needs protection in cold winter areas. Good for home planting as tree is dwarf. Similar fruit to Black Mission, but hardier and a smaller size tree than Mission. It is the best fig cultivar if you have a small growing space or wish to grow the tree in a container. Grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10, this small fig grows to only 6 to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The late-ripening fruits feature purplish-black skin, strawberry flesh and a rich, sweet flavor. Trees are ready for harvest in early fall, but if mild climate away from coastal areas, you can expect to enjoy a harvest in midsummer and early fall. See article about this fruit tree.