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Fig, Black Mission

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Sweet, pear-shaped fruits with delectable red flesh.

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Figs are loaded with flavor and vitamins. This popular variety, originating in Spain, produces sweet, pear-shaped fruits that ripen into a rich, dark purple-black with delectable red flesh. Great for jellies and jams, and healthy, on-the-go snacking.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

120-480 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48-60 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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Fig, Black Mission is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected I too was very disappointed in the size of the Fig tree I received. I had 2 fig trees from another seed company that were much larger and had fruit the first year. Unfortunately the gophers killed them. I expected a tree that would be comparable to those I had before and was shocked when I saw this tiny little tree. It was maybe 3 inches tall planted in a 4" pot. I had to plant it in a larger container until it grows tall enough to plant in the ground. I agree with others that Burpee should disclose the actual size of the plant and when to expect fruit to develop on it. I'll post another review in 2-3 years when I get some fruit from it!!
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy Little Tree I purchased my fig tree last summer. It arrived as a twig with a few leaf buds, just as one would expect of a new tree. I was glad for that since the bigger the tree, the more stress shipping places on it. I potted mine and gave it a place of honor on the deck until the cold weather began, when it moved into the garage with reduced waterings. No sooner had the weather begun to warm outside, than the fig began to show its first true leaves, and it has now grown and produced even more leaves. Of course I expect no fruit for a few more years while the tree is still growing, but so far I am highly pleased with how healthy the tree has been so far!
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eh. What did I expect for 12 bucks? Okay. So I received my fig tree early last week. And yes, it is very small. Maybe 7 inches tall. Maybe? But, in all fairness, it arrived in one piece, with about 6 leaves on it. Also, when I transplanted it, I could see loads of very healthy looking roots. It's been about a week, and there is a new leaf opening up. I probably won't get any fruit from it this summer since it is extremely tiny, but what did I expect for 12 or 13 bucks? Burpee really should disclose the approximate height of the tree in the description of the product so that people know what they're getting. I've included a very grainy cell phone photo of the plant next to a drinking glass to show the size of the plant.
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black Mission Fig I just received my two fig "trees". They are doing fine in the ground. However, They are approximately three inches tall, in a stick of peat moss or something, in a small pot of dirt. Any roots, which I could not see, were in the three inch stick of peat, or whatever this material was. There were no roots to be seen in the dirt or outside of the 3 inch stick that the plant was set in.
Date published: 2011-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Healthy but........... This tree arrived today. I was so disappointed in how tiny it was. It is very healthy but I will be putting this one away and buying one local that is a real tree not a couple of leaves on a stick. If you have time to let it grow then this would be perfect for you.
Date published: 2011-03-15
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