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4417 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.
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