If you're a true Fig lover (and who isn't?) then you'll appreciate our dwarf variety - the Black Jack Fig. This beautiful and exotic-looking tree is all the rage in growers' circles, beloved for the bumper crop of delicious Figs it turns out each year without fail.
Black Jack Fig (Ficus carica 'Black Jack') produces large, elongated purplish fruit that hangs in clusters. The flesh of the Black Jack Fig is strawberry red, super juicy and succulently sweet. A lover of full sun, the Black Jack Fig starts out green before turning to the telltale rich purple before it's ready for harvest.
The taste of the Black Jack is phenomenal, which is why it is often eaten fresh, right from the tree. Some growers make these Figs into preserves. They're also great dried, which is a good way to preserve a large yield so that you can enjoy them all year long.
The Black Jack is an overachiever by any standards, producing bushels of Figs from mid-summer all the way through the month of September. It is a dwarf, so it is naturally small, making it a great choice for landscapes where space comes at a premium.
For Fig enthusiasts living in colder climates, the Black Jack is highly adaptable to container growth, just bring it inside when the mercury starts to plummet. Black Jack Fig is a wonderful addition to any yard, patio or balcony.
You can plant one or 100 Black Jack Figs - it is self-pollinating, so it doesn't need any special species growing nearby to ensure its productivity. Start with one or two and we're sure you'll add more when you see how easy the Black Jack is to grow.
We take pride in delivering you the highest quality trees. When you purchase a Nature Hills fruiting plant, you'll receive a very well rooted plant. This gives you a HUGE boost in production. Enjoy the Black Jack Fig - order today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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The Black Jack Fig was an introduction by the Armstrong Nursery of southern California, and it was an instant hit. Figs have been grown for hundreds of years in California and they are known to get quite large.
The Black Jack Fig was promoted as a dwarf Black Mission type early during its introduction in the 1980's, and the demand went wild.
The large size of the fig did cause some discrepancy within the fig community, however. Some saying that in fact it was a Brown Turkey type and became known to some as the California Brown Turkey. There was no denying that the flavor was superior to both, and as such, the Black Jack has proven itself to be a unique variety.
The Black Jack has many qualities of adaptation, but it's one short fall is the lack of cold hardiness. Nonetheless, the Black Jack has become popular in the hot interior valleys and to some degree on the coast. Because the Black Jack has a tight or closed eye, it's a great candidate for Texas and Southern seaboard fig growers.
Black Jack requires full sun and heat in any location it is used and is considered one of the better figs for containers. This makes it attractive to both the slightly colder climates, of Zone 7 where Black Jack is brought into protection during the winter.
This is perfect for the fig grower looking to accent their patio with a beautiful fruit producing fig in any climate. The Black Jack fig is very easy to grow in a container with simple pruning to control size and keep the plant from getting too leggy.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ficus carica 'Black Jack'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 7 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|