Black Jack Fig

Ficus carica 'Black Jack'

Item 3672


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

This attractive garden tree has an interesting winter appearance and produces especially sweet, elongated purple fruit in the summer. The semi-dwarf form makes it a good choice where space is limited. Highly adaptable. Figs are often hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Black Jack'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This semi-dwarf Fig is well-suited for small city gardens where space is limited. If used as an accent tree, keep away from pavement so fallen fruit won't cause staining. Also makes a fine leafy background when allowed to grow into a large shrub. This Fig will bear fruit in most climates.

Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Shelter in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune in late winter.

Customer Reviews

Sweet and Prolific
by Bob, April 7, 2020

We planted this in a West facing portion of our house next to house. Of the 4 different fig varieties in our yard, this is the sweetest and most prolific. It can be trained to be in a small area, ours is 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

Great Container Plant!
by Donna, August 9, 2019

I planted a Black Jack fig 5 or so years ago in a vinyl barrel. It bears more figs each year. It had no pests, looks great and it’s happy on our drip system! If you want a controlled fig that doesn’t over produce more than you can eat Black Jack is perfect!

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