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Ficus carica 'Black Jack'

Deciduous fruiting fig tree producing a copious amount of 1" near black elongated figs with red flesh July through late September. The flavor of the fruit is sweet and juicy. Black Jack fig is reported to be slightly more cold hardy than most varieties. Where it doesn't freeze hard, prune the tree every year to around 4-5' tall so that at picking time you can actually reach the fruit by hand. Otherwise, you may end up with a 15' fig tree that only produces food for the local wildlife. Black is slightly more compact than many fig cultivars, so it will be easier to keep the tree in the 5-8' size. Plant in full sun. Give good drainage and average water. Do not let dry out when the fruit is ripening. USDA zones 6b-9 in cold hardiness.

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