The Black Jack fig tree produces fruit that is large to very large purplish-brown figs. The Black Jack fig has strawberry flesh with a flavor similar to Black Mission figs. Whereas Black Mission fig tree is a large tree when full grown, the Black Jack Fig tree remains a small spreading tree making it popular for small gardens. The Black Jack fig tree is also smart choice for container growing. Our Fig trees are generally 2-3 feet in height when shipped. If sold out, consider Violette De Bordeaux fig tree as an alternative. Please see below for further information on our fruit trees for sale.
Considerations for Black Jack Fig tree
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses:Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period:Very Late
Years to Bear:1 year
Recommended Spacing:8-12 ft.
Mature Size:7-12 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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