The Beers Black fig is a dwarf growing tree, to 3’-5’. Its fruit is medium sized with violet skin and a reddish-pink center. It is very sweet, which makes it an excellent choice for fresh eating. It is also the most popular choice for drying. It is self pollinating and can fruit twice a year. One light crop in the spring and the second, heavy crop in the fall. The Beers Black will do best in full sun with well drained soil.
Beers Black Fig
Synonyms: Franciscan Fig, Black Mission Fig, Violette de Bordeaux Fig.
Minimum Temperatures: 5f-10f.
USDA zones: 7-10. Find your zone here.
Light: Full sun.
Bearing age: 1-2 years
Pollination requirements: None. It is self fertile.
Ripens: Breba (spring) and late summer-fall.
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Beers Black Fig, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 1-2 years old and 2’-3’ tall. Figs can be single trunk to multi-trunked trees.
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