Black Jack Fig Tree
Sweet & Juicy Figs From a Dwarf Tree
The Black Jack Fig (Ficus carica 'Black Jack') is a large, elongated purplish fruit with beautiful strawberry red flesh. It is a heavy producer with especially sweet, juicy fruit.
Now you can create a unique and exotic focal point for any patio or deck. Its naturally small size makes it perfect in a yard where space is limited. In colder climates, bring the container indoors during winter.
This self fruiting tree simply needs a spot with full sun. This will insure the healthiest growth and biggest production of amazingly sweet figs.
The fruit of the Black Jack Fig starts green and turns a deep, rich purple right before it ripens. You will be harvesting its large, sweet, juicy fruit from June all the way through September.
You will be amazed how great they taste eating them fresh off the tree. They're also perfect dried or made into preserves so you can enjoy the fresh taste of figs year round.
We take pride in delivering you the highest quality trees. Our family of fig tree growers has been in business since 1938.
This means you get superior trees that have been grown and selected from almost 75 years of experience. The Black Jack Fig is a wonderful addition to any yard, patio or balcony.
- Sweet Huge Fruit
- Dwarf Tree
- Heavy Producer
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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Very Popular Dwarf Fig Was an Instant Hit
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.
|Botanical Name||Ficus carica 'Black Jack'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 7 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|