2 Black Mission Fig Plants in 4 Inch Containers, Well Rooted and Sturdy! PLEASE DO NOT ORDER DURING PERIODS OF EXCESSIVELY HOT OR COLD WEATHER!!


  • The Black Mission fig is the most popular variety planted in California.
  • Rich and sweet with a hint of berry flavor.Delicious when eaten fresh, dried, or canned.
  • Purplish-black skin with a strawberry- colored flesh.
  • Long-lived, large tree but can be kept small with pruning.
  • Self-fruitful.
  • Two crops a year- light Breba crop and heavy late crop.
  • Fruit splitting is minimal, and the eye is fairly tight, so fruit spoilage is seldom a problem.
  • Can be grown on the coast or inland.
  • A wonderful container plant.
  • Zones 8-9


The Black Mission fig (Ficus carica ‘Black Mission’) is a remarkable fruit-bearing tree known for its exquisite, sweet figs. This description provides valuable information on planting zones, growing instructions, and tips for successfully transplanting a Black Mission fig tree from a 4-inch pot into the ground.

Planting Zone Information: Black Mission fig trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10, making them ideal for regions with Mediterranean or subtropical climates. It’s important to ensure your location falls within these zones to provide the optimal conditions for your Black Mission fig tree to flourish.

Growing Guide Instructions:

  1. Plant Selection: Choose a healthy Black Mission fig tree from a 4-inch pot, ensuring it has a strong root system and well-developed branches.
  2. Planting Location: Select a planting site that receives full sun exposure, with 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil should be well-draining, fertile, and enriched with organic matter to promote optimal growth.
  3. Digging the Hole: Dig a hole that is twice as wide and slightly deeper than the root ball of the fig tree. This allows ample space for the roots to spread and establish themselves.
  4. Transplanting Process: Gently remove the Black Mission fig tree from its 4-inch pot, taking care not to damage the roots. Place the tree in the center of the prepared hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil, firmly pressing it around the roots to eliminate air pockets.
  5. Watering: Give the newly transplanted fig tree a thorough watering to help settle the soil and encourage root growth. Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the moisture levels and adjust watering accordingly.
  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or straw, around the base of the tree. Mulching helps conserve soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and maintain stable soil temperatures.
  7. Pruning: Prune the Black Mission fig tree during late winter or early spring while it is dormant. Remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches to promote a healthy and balanced structure. Maintain an open canopy to enhance air circulation and sunlight penetration.
  8. Fertilization: Apply a balanced organic fertilizer formulated for fruit trees in early spring and again in early summer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper application rate. Avoid excessive nitrogen fertilizers to prevent excessive vegetative growth at the expense of fruit production.
  9. Pest and Disease Management: Regularly inspect the fig tree for common pests like aphids, scale insects, and spider mites. Use organic insecticidal soaps or horticultural oils if necessary, following the instructions on the product label. Keep the area around the tree clean and free from fallen leaves or debris to minimize disease risks.

By following these instructions and providing the appropriate care, you can enjoy the delights of homegrown, succulent Black Mission figs straight from your garden.

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office so that we can help make it right! Plants require proper care and nourishment to adapt to their new surroundings. Unfortunately, if your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings.
Exercise caution and use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water during the hotter, dryer periods of the summer. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas, as our plant material ships from cozy greenhouses and will struggle adapting to very cold or frozen soil, or abrupt changes in temperature. This can easily cause damage, stunting, or failure to thrive. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office.
If issues with your plants arise within the first 30 days of receipt, please email or call our office. Our knowledgeable staff will review your concerns and provide guidance and troubleshooting, or a one-time replacement if necessary. The customer assumes responsibility for the cost of shipping the replacement. Happy Planting!