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Tropic Of Canada

Black Mission Fig

Black Mission Fig

History: We have a collective of Franciscan missionaries to thank for this variety, when they started it in San Diego in 1768. Over the years, it became the favored fig to grow in California, including sweeping through the commercial orchards. 

Why We Grow It: Excellent quality fig, with good production! Black skin, sweet strawberry-red flesh, with distinct flavour.

Grown for us by the good folks at Tropic Of Canada, sold in 4x4x6.5" 1 Liter pots, *non-dormant*. Can be shipped, but only in May to protect green growth from freezing. This may require two shipments if you have other bareroot products on your order. Contact us for specific inquiries. ALL FIG ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED/AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP MAY 2024.

Growing in a pot:

For most reliable cropping, we recommend keeping figs in large pots and moving them inside during the winter months. Figs require only 100 hours of chill time (at 1-4C), then are ready to begin growing again! This means after your figs fruit in the fall (bring them inside your house if the fruit hasn't ripened), and once it's cold enough outside, you can leave your figs in a garage/shed hovering between 1 to 4 degrees Celsius for a week (typically ~Dec). Prune them now if needed. Then bring back into the warmth to start them growing again. Once it's warm enough to set your figs outside again, be sure to harden the plant off, as the tender green leaves won't handle freezing or strong direct sun after being inside.

Fruit Specs

Skin Colour: Purple

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, preserves, dried; leaves make an interesting seasoning dried (optionally toasted) and powdered, and can be used in tea and canning too.

Fruit Size: Medium

Storage: Best enjoyed within 2-3 days

Harvest: Breba

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5-6 if given sufficient winter protection

Soil Preference: Sandy loam and loam, plenty or organic material. Prefers well-drained soils.

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Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Productive, often producing a large breba crop in spring off the second year wood (May - July), followed by the main from off the new growth in fall (October - November).

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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