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Black Italian Fig

Ficus carica 'Black Italian'

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Black Italian Fig

Ficus carica 'Black Italian'

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Botanical Name

Ficus carica 'Black Italian'

Outdoor Growing zone

7-9

Mature Height

10-30

Mature Width

5-20

Sun needs

Full Sun

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The Italian Black Fig is an heirloom variety that produces large fruits with a glossy black skin and deep red flesh. The flavor and quality is exceptional for eating fresh, and the fruit can also be dried for winter. Two crops are produced – a smaller one in summer and a large harvest in fall. Grow it as a free-standing tree or spread it out on a south-facing wall, which is a good location in zone 7. This tree is very drought resistant and needs no special attention, and it is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow successfully.

  • Large black fruits with glossy skin and deep red flesh
  • Carries both a summer and a fall crop
  • Large leaves are very ornamental
  • Easily grown in any sunny place
  • Very drought resistant and heat tolerant

For a good harvest the Italian Black Fig Tree should be grown in full sun. Plant in any well-drained soil, and drier, poor soils are preferred, giving the best crops. Rich soil will produce many leaves but few fruits. Once established watering is almost never needed, but in hot and dry states mulch will conserve rainfall and protect the roots in winter. Pests or diseases are virtually unknown, and just a simple summer pruning encourages a big crop.

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