Fig Plant “Black Mission” Ficus Carica

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Plants for sale are Black Mission fig plantsPlants for sale is currently growing at between 4-12″ Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Cuttings will carry any diseases the donor plant may have and with older don..

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Plants for sale are Black Mission fig plants

Plants for sale is currently growing at between 4-12″ Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Cuttings will carry any diseases the donor plant may have and with older donor plants the probability of that occurring is very high that’s why we offer only lab tested culture grown plants. Black Mission Fig Tree hybrid was discovered growing near a California monastery over a hundred years ago. Because of this fig’s high sugar content, the Tree has become a favorite fruit for eating fresh and drying. Can be grown as a tree or as a shrub. Its a beautiful tree when full grown. AAA+ cold hardy, all around great variety. We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. Ships to the United States only.


How to grow Fig plant Black Mission

Ficus soil requirements and planting instructions

Mix together the following:Organic compost or manure mixed into native soil at a 50% ratio.

Ficus does well in pots, beds or gardens.

Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.5.

If planted together in beds the cross pollination will increase yield.

light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright direct sunlight. Plants will produce small fragrant flowers.

Ficus plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water. Figs are very drought tolerant. The fig has been cultivated since as early as 5,000 BC. Ficus fertilizer, this mild feeder likes fertilizer during the warmer months. 10-10-10. for most cultivators pests and disease are few and far between but in weak plants fig rust, Cerotelium fici and Botrytis cinerea have been noticed. Ficus reproduce through suckers, cuttings and seeds.

The fig tree was first introduced to the Americas in 1575 by Spanish explorers in Florida. On the West Coast, in the area that eventually became the State of California, Spanish Franciscan missionaries introduced the cultivar, Mission, to the area that, in 1769, became the mission San Diego.Additional fig cultivars were also imported to the California area from Mediterranean countries, including Brow Turkey fig. Because some of the imported figs required pollination by the fig wasp (Blastophaga psenes), the absence of this wasp lead to an initial failure of fig cultivation on the West Coast. This impediment to cultivation was remedied by the importation of the fig wasp. However, the fruit of these fig cultivars had open “eyes” or ostioles (opening at the fruit apex) and were often attacked by insects and diseases. Scientists including Ira J. Condit, William B. Storey and others working on genetic improvement of figs released new cultivars with closed eyes, cultivars that did not require pollination.

Additionally, many fig cultivars were imported from the Old World within the last 50 years. Currently, however, no fig-breeding programs remain in the United States, and among at least 60-100 named cultivars of figs, relatively few are commonly grown in the southeastern United States.

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