Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
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Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree

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

Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree is a rare, robust variety offering sweet, dark figs. Perfect for garden enthusiasts. Order online now.


Cold Hardy 15-20°
Growing Zone 8B - 10B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig: Experience the Essence of Epicurean Bliss

About the Fruit

Delve into the delectable universe of Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig, a rare and remarkable fruit that tantalizes the palate with its sumptuous flavor. This fig variety, with its rich, dark purple skin, encases an exquisite red flesh that exudes a sweet, complex taste with a hint of berry. Perfect for fresh eating, decadent jams, or sophisticated desserts, the Black Cross Fig is a culinary treasure that promises to transform your eating experience into an indulgent affair.

What to Know About the Tree

The Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig tree is a living sculpture that enhances any garden with its stately presence. This deciduous tree showcases large, lobed leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the striking fruit. Though it goes dormant in winter, its seasonal cycles add a dynamic visual interest to your landscape. The tree is relatively easy to care for, drought-resistant once established, and suitable for container growing, making it an accessible choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in late summer to early fall when Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig reaches its harvest zenith. The branches become adorned with the luscious fruit, creating an enticing display against the verdant foliage. Harvesting these figs becomes not just a chore, but a delightful garden activity, yielding a bounty of flavor for your table.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ where beauty and taste converge, and Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig tree stands as a testament to this union. Its robust growth habit and ornamental leaves make it a stunning focal point or a complementary accent within your edible landscape. Integrating this tree into your fruitscape™ provides a dual delight of visual splendor and gastronomic pleasure, elevating your outdoor space to a living larder of freshness.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, our promise to you is a tree shipped 100% in pot, with the care and experience of buying in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping ensure your tree arrives ready to thrive. As a nationally renowned, family-owned, and operated online nursery, we offer the trust and warmth of a local nursery with the convenience of online shopping. Introduce the Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig tree to your fruitscape™ and savor the joy of homegrown luxury with every bite.

Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone8B, 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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