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Black Jack Fig Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Introducing the Black Jack Fig Tree, a delicious and easy-to-grow fruit tree that will enhance your garden. Enjoy its succulent figs and order online now for a fruitful addition to your backyard.

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Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 10B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Black Jack Fig Tree: The Bountiful Dark Treasure

About the Fruit

Indulge in the lush sweetness of the Black Jack Fig, a delectable variety renowned for its large, elongated purplish fruit that offers a taste of the exotic right from your own garden. The succulent flesh inside ranges from strawberry red to amber, providing a rich and juicy flavor that is perfect for fresh snacking, decadent fig spreads, or adding an elegant touch to cheese platters. The Black Jack Fig is not only a treat for the palate but also a visually stunning addition to any culinary creation.

What to Know About the Tree

The Black Jack Fig Tree is a true garden gem, featuring strikingly deep green leaves that provide a lush backdrop to its distinctive fruits. This semi-dwarf tree is well-suited for smaller spaces, as it grows to a manageable height of 15-25 feet when planted in the ground and can also be easily maintained at a shorter height when grown in a pot. In cooler climates, it goes dormant in winter, while in milder regions, it may retain its leaves year-round, offering a persistent splash of verdant color in your garden.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the summer when the Black Jack Fig Tree’s branches are laden with its signature dark fruit. From mid-summer to early fall, gardeners are rewarded with a generous harvest, which can often extend into a second crop in the late season. This bounty not only provides an abundance of fresh figs for immediate enjoyment but also ample opportunity for drying and preserving the harvest to savor throughout the year.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine your outdoor space transformed into an enchanting fruitscape™, with the Black Jack Fig Tree as a centerpiece. Its compact size and attractive foliage make it the perfect candidate for ornamental yet productive garden design. Whether integrated into a border, positioned as an eye-catching focal point, or planted in a container, this tree adds both beauty and edible delight to your fruitscape™. The promise of fresh figs and the tree’s visual appeal make it an irresistible choice for those looking to marry form and function in their gardening endeavors.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee your Black Jack Fig Tree arrives 100% shipped in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family nursery to your home garden. With our superior packaging, easy shipping, and expertise as a trusted online plant nursery, we’re here to support your horticultural passions. Elevate your fruitscape™ with the Black Jack Fig Tree and experience the joy of growing your own exotic bounty.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height12-15 FT
Mature Width8-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees

Embrace the joy of Fruitscaping™ with our Fig Trees. Among the simplest and most rewarding fruiting plants to grow, figs are an excellent addition to any organic garden. Their inherent disease resistance and few pest issues can be managed easily without the need for harsh chemicals, ensuring a bountiful, eco-friendly harvest.

Our Fig trees exhibit a diverse palette of flavors, textures, and ripening seasons. Some varieties possess thin skins with succulent centers evoking the flavor of rich maple syrup – a delight when savored fresh from the tree. Other varieties offer a naturally sweet texture, perfect for drying or turning into delectable preserves.

With their compact growth habit, fig trees are perfect for integrating into the shrubbery border, adding an attractive contrast with their broad, deeply lobed leaves. Consider pairing these distinctive trees with the elegant pomegranate and the fine-textured blueberry bushes for a stunning visual mix. Complement this arrangement with a lush undergrowth of strawberries, creating a cycle of blooming flowers, ripening fruit, and vibrant fall colors.

The young fig tree’s smooth, flexible trunk lends itself to creative gardening techniques. Train it into an espalier for a living wall, or twist it into a striking specimen tree. If you’re dealing with limited space, lay the trunk flat against the ground, and watch as the vertical shoots transform into a natural, green hedge.

Fig trees are also well-suited to container gardening. The root restriction of a pot often encourages the tree to produce even more prolific crops. So, if you’re an urban gardener or short on garden space, our fig trees will prove a perfect fit.

Embrace the ease and joy of Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees. Enjoy the journey from planting and care to the sweet reward of your homegrown figs.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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