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Black Mission Fig

Dorstenia ficus 'Black Mission'

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Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

June - September

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Dorstenia ficus 'Black Mission'

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Survivalist Favorite: 2 Harvests Can Feed Your Family Through the Year

The Black Mission Fig is a highly valuable fruit. The sweet taste and incredible texture of the Black Mission Fig make it highly desirable. Rather than spend money buying figs from the supermarket, invest in your own Black Mission Fig tree.

It's easy to grow figs. Unlike a lot of other fruit trees that require lots of pruning, fertilizing and waiting, the Black Mission Fig loves to produce fruit. Without even trying, you'll be picking delicious, sweet figs from your tree in no time.

Don't worry about your climate. The Black Mission Fig tree likes California style weather, but don't worry if you don't call California home. If it gets cold where you live, you can plant the tree in a pot and bring it indoors during the freeze. Black Mission Fig trees grow great inside a pot or in your yard.

Shape the plant to fit your needs. The great thing about the Black Mission Fig's size is that it's adaptable to your needs. You can pot and prune the plant to keep it small, or you can plant it in your yard and watch it expand. You get to choose how this tree fits into your life.

Big gardens get visual interest with this tree. If you plant the Black Mission Fig outside, be prepared for more than just sweet treats. This tree's branches grow out and hang low to the ground. It will attractively stand out amongst your other fruit trees.

You get two harvests each year. Enjoy figs twice a year with the Black Mission Fig. Your tree will produce luscious fruit in the early spring and early fall.

The Black Mission Fig produces more fruit than any other fig tree. You'll get tons of sweet, soft fruit each year with your tree. Being one of the most abundant fig trees around, the Black Mission Fig will give you more fruit than you can imagine.

Give the gift of warm sweetness. Your friends, family and neighbors will love the gift of the fig. Some people question the fig's dark outer appearance, but once they try it, they become fig fans. The taste has been compared to crème brulee and figs can even been (be) used as a sugar substitute because of their undeniable sweetness.

Dry your figs and enjoy them throughout the year.  Nothing compares to the incredibly soft texture and sweetness of a fresh fig, but dried figs can be just as delightful. By drying your figs, you'll vastly increase their shelf life and get to enjoy them through the entire year. Just imagine your family's delight when you serve figs, cranberries and honey at the next Thanksgiving.

They're good for you too. Figs are loaded with healthy fiber, which makes it a great diet food. You don't have to feel guilty about sweetening up your salads and adding interesting texture with your dried figs.

Black Mission Fig Trees are in high demand. It's so easy to produce delicious fruit from this tree and many people have caught on. Don't get left behind without a Black Mission Fig tree in your yard!

During the winter months, Fig plants can look very small and can be light on branching. This is a normal for all figs and is not a cause of concern. When Spring arrives and your plant wakes up you will see incredibly explosive growth. You will even get fruit your first year!

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Black Mission Fig Pollination

Black Mission Fig are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Black Mission Fig will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Going to do well
Showed up looking weak with only one limp leaf. Transplanted to a larger pot and set it with my other potted plants on the west side of my garage. One week later there were new leaves popping. Temperature dropped to 32 last night and going into the 20's tonight. Probably move her into the garage tonight.
November 28, 2018
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Black Mission Fig
When first unpacked, I was concerned about black spots on leaves and a general wilted appearance. Now, several weeks later, the tree is thriving..
November 6, 2018
3 months ago
Healthy plants
Smaller than what I thought they should be but very healthy and full of leaves. Delivery is very fast. Second order from fast growing trees. I would order again.
September 18, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
more like a bush than a tree
Early this spring I planted the fig plant in the backyard about 15 feet from the two recently planted peach trees. It looks pretty good to me. It had big broad leaves and is branching outward but is only about 2 1/2 feet tall so far. No fruit yet but I wasn't expecting any this year
July 19, 2018
10 months ago
Black mission fig
The plant arrived in perfect conditions and started growing very fast, I will buy more trees from you guys.Thank you
July 16, 2018
7 months ago
Plant arrived in timely manner. It appears to be growing and new leaves have begun to appear. Only disappointment is that the plant is smaller than I had anticipated. Hopefully it grows fast.
July 6, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
I ordered 5 black mission fig trees. They arrived fast and were well packaged. I planted them the next day. All of them had few black dots on the leaves, which is some kind of fungus. Unfortunately, they have more black dots and one of them is almost dead. The others are not doing well. I am disappointed. I will update in a few months and provide some pictures.
July 5, 2018
Birmingham, AL
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
So far, so good
Had quite a bit of leaf drop after receiving them in the Fall. Spring came and in no time I had new growth everywhere! As per your description, I believe my two will naturally have more of a bush form, which is what I had hoped for since I plan to grow them in pots. It would be nice to see some fruiting this Fall but I'm not banking on it. If they continue to grow as they have so far, they will end up looking swell! Nice and full -- not at all leggy.
June 18, 2018
Growing Zone:
Black Mission Fig 1st year
I ordered and planted this a little early - back the end of February. It was doing great and then got knocked down by a late freeze. Took 3-4 weeks to get going. I was pretty nervous that they were not established and able to handle the freeze, but they both came back and are really growing now!
Black Mission Fig, about 3 months after the last freeze
Black Mission Fig number 2, about 3 months after the last freeze
June 9, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
Dead but hopefully will be replaced
My fig tree died...they said they replace it but they do not have the same tree at this time. Hopefully, one will come in soon.
June 1, 2018
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Mission Fig

Black Mission Fig Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: Plant your Black Mission Fig tree in a hole twice as wide and nearly as deep as the root's ball. You'll need to place it in a sunny spot in your yard that is protected from winter winds. You can also plant your Black Mission Fig in a container and bring it inside when it gets cold. When you're done planting, add 2" of compost mulch extending out 4" from the base of the tree. Water immediately after planting and allow the water to soak all the way down to the base of the hole.


Watering: You'll need to frequently water your Black Mission Fig until it is established. Pull back the mulch and feel the soil. If it is dry, you should water the tree. Once your tree is established, you can water every week or every 2 weeks in milder weather.


Fertilization: There's no need to fertilize your fig tree if you plant it in your garden. Instead, renew the compost mulch every month between spring and fall.


Pruning: Prune back any dead or diseased branches after the second harvest in summer or fall. To maintain the size of your tree in your yard or pot, prune to the desired size for the first 3 years. You can prune to the desired shape, but do not overprune. If you overprune, you will need to whitewash the branches in summer to prevent sunburn. Established trees should not require very much pruning at all.


Harvesting: Use gloves when harvesting your figs as the tree produced a latex that is irritating to skin. Your Black Mission figs need to ripen on the tree. They will be ready to eat when they are easily plucked from the tree. Do not allow the fruit to rot on the tree, as this will encourage pests. Harvested fruit should be eaten immediately or refrigerated for no longer than 2 days. If you do not plan on eating your fresh fruit, you can dry it in the sun for 5 days or in a dehydrator for 12 hours. Dried figs will stay fresh for 6-8 months.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I absolutely love figs but they are so expensive at the grocery stores. I need this tree in my life!
Mollie B on Jan 11, 2019
I chose this, due to the zoning.
Jinette C on Dec 10, 2018
I absolutely love figs but they are so expensive at the grocery stores. I need this tree in my life!
Mollie B on Jan 11, 2019
Fast fruiting and beautiful color!
Barbara P on Dec 11, 2018
I chose this, due to the zoning.
Jinette C on Dec 10, 2018
Only fig i love very sweet
Joshua G on Nov 19, 2018
figs are in the local grocers for only a few days and are gone.. we'd like to have our own to see if we might have them more often
herman Z on Nov 12, 2018
Our master gardener recommended it.
Robyn K on Nov 6, 2018
Lura K on Nov 1, 2018
ARTHUR C on Nov 1, 2018
We bought a fig tree earlier . We received close to 20 figs. They were delicious. My husband really enjoys taking care of the plant. I thought he might like another.
Angelo A on Oct 16, 2018
For the fruit quality
Clifford S on Oct 13, 2018
Sweet fruits and easy to grow
Nguyen P on Oct 8, 2018
Is very fine fruit
Angela P on Sep 20, 2018
sweet goodness
Basil H on Sep 18, 2018
Because I absolutely love fresh figs!!! :o)
Kassandra C on Sep 14, 2018
Because I want to have one
binh t on Sep 11, 2018
unfounded optimism
Ellen J on Aug 6, 2018
My grandma grew these ( Italian heritage)
Anthony S on Jul 27, 2018
always wanted a fig tree
Maria S on Jul 19, 2018
I remember eating them as a child.
Carl S on Jul 12, 2018
I wanted to grow them to share with family.
Elishia M. on Jul 8, 2018
you guys had what i was looking for.

now, i'd like to find a pommel-lo tree (citrus)

thanks :)
francis f on Jun 28, 2018
Adding to our orchard. We have peach trees and nectarines so far. Seemed like a good choice for expanding our orchard.
Carlos P on Jun 18, 2018
I would like to taste a different
kind of fruits. I hope You give me a free shipping because I could not find a spot to put FREE79. Thanks.
SOTHAR M on Mar 21, 2018
Great quality fruit and twice as many!
Eugene J. M on Mar 16, 2018
I chose this product becauseI'm looking for a fast growing fig tree.
manuel f on Feb 21, 2018
I have had Mission Figs before and love them. I wanted some figs to plant in my yard.
Mary C on Jan 29, 2018
Gift for my husband.
Heather W on Jan 9, 2018
DR GARY & TONI P on Dec 20, 2017
The mission figure is my mother favorite fig. She often talks about how her father had a figtree in brooklyn.
Josephine D on Dec 13, 2017
Because I love figs and they symbolize enlightenment and spiritual growth!
Katherine B on Nov 21, 2017
Sweet and syrupy
Joyce R on Nov 5, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
good review and love figs.
Davide49 on Oct 22, 2017
I love figs and this one stood out for me.
Rosemarie S on Mar 2, 2017
Kathleen C on Jan 7, 2017
Figs taste so good and if I can get an abounded harvest we'll be very happy
Eva G on Oct 18, 2016
Fruit is delicious raw or dried. Very healthy too!
TERESA W on Oct 6, 2016
My husband loves black mission figs
Cynthia B on Oct 5, 2016
Fast fruiting and beautiful color!
Barbara P on Dec 11, 2018
Only fig i love very sweet
Joshua G on Nov 19, 2018
How big would this tree be (2 quarts) in feet or inches?
Nasla L on Aug 20, 2018
Hello, I live on Long Island, NY and have a Chicago Hardy fig tree... I would like to get a mission fig tree... Should I order now and plant or wait until spring to order and plant?
Charlie on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Now is a great time for planting. Plant 6 weeks before the first hard freeze.
what does Chill Hours 100 mean?
Fabfabfab on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Chill hours is the number of hours between 32-45F during the dormant period, mostly between November and February. That the tree needs in order to produce fruit the following year.
Is this tree genetically modified(GMO?)
Theresa G on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Everything we sell is NON-GMO.
It doesn't go below 10 degrees where I live. It only gets down to about 20. I will keep it in a pot. Is it better to leave the tree outdoors all year so it gets enough chill hours, or is it better to bring it in when it gets cold?
G B on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would keep it outdoors all year to get the sufficient amount of chill hours, provided that you live in the correct growing zones.
Can i grow black mission fig in Saint Helen Oregon ? Zone 8
chelsea l on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Black Mission Fig is good through Zones 7 to 10 and is cold hardy down to 10 degrees F.
we would like to plant a fig tree in our yard in Socorro NM, we get fairly cold winters and hot dry summers, which fig is the most resistant for both conditions?
nan nan on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Texas fig
Can this be grown inside? It’s just not producing fruit outside in Victoria BC so would like to use as ornamental indoors
Jo A on Oct 5, 2018
Can I grow this in a sunny patio indoors in a pot and will it bear fruit ? And when ?
amal j on Dec 3, 2018

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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