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Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree – A Unique Fusion of Flavors and Colors
Introduce a remarkable variety to your garden with our Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree. Boasting a unique lineage and a blend of delightful flavors, this variety is as intriguing as it is delicious.
Our cuttings for this very tasty black fig come directly from Colonel Littman’s tree in Gainesville, Florida. The colonel, in turn, sourced his starts from Mr. Cross in Tallahassee, Florida, leading to the distinctive name “Black Cross.” While its true origins remain a mystery, we can confirm that it’s distinct from Mission, Black Jack, Petite Negri, and Violette de Bordeaux figs, as this fig’s skin boasts a unique color.
The Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree yields large, dark-skinned figs that tantalize with their exotic appeal. Beneath the unique exterior, a rich, ruby-red pulp offers a delightful blend of sweet and complex flavors. Whether savored fresh from the tree or transformed into culinary masterpieces, these figs never fail to impress.
This variety promises a late summer to early fall harvest, ensuring your garden will overflow with sweet treats. With a compact growth habit despite its abundant yield, the tree is perfect for small spaces, container growth, or as an accent piece in your garden landscape.
In addition to its bountiful productivity, the Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree is a hardy and resilient variety, demonstrating resistance to common fig diseases. Being self-fertile, there’s no need for a second tree for cross-pollination – a single tree will reward you with a generous harvest!
Beyond its fruitful bounty, the tree presents a stunning visual display. Its lush, deeply lobed green leaves create a beautiful contrast against the dark fruits, making it a standout in any garden.
Ideal for Fruitscaping™, creating a unique garden aesthetic, or simply for the pleasure of nurturing and tasting homegrown figs, our Colonel Littman’s Black Cross Fig Tree is an unparalleled choice. Order today, and anticipate the pleasure of sweet, intensely flavored figs, fresh from your garden.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Grafted||No, on its own root system|
|Growing Zone||8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B|
|Mature Height||12-15 FT|
|Mature Width||8-10 FT|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
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.
You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.
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.
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.