Fig Variety Details

Fig Variety Main Info

Variety
Black Mission
Our Figs Varieties List
www.ourfigs.com/forum/variety-test/4103-mission-dfic-13
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Yes
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see also Franciscana

NPGS ID
DFIC 12
AKA

Beer's Black, Biberaeo, Black Mexican, Black Mission, Brebal, California Black,California Large Black, Douro Nebra, Franciscan, Franciscana, Gouraud Noir, Gourreau diu Languedoc, Gourreau Noir, Negra, Noire d'Espagne, Reculver

Description

Produces large crops of medium to large fruits. The purplish black fruit and strawberry-colored flesh are of excellent quality and good for drying. May bear spring and summer crops. The "NL" variant has proved to be the best in terms of flavor, quality and quantity in the F4F collection. California classic variety produces rich sweet purple black fruits with pink flesh. A heavy bearer. Fruits are great for fresh eating and popular for drying. Early ripening.

A large black fig with light strawberry pulp. Brebas are pyriform with a prominent thick neck; main crop figs are smaller and more variable, pyriform. Well-adapted in California. Disappointing in the South since it is not very hardy. Often infected by mosaic that mottles the leaves, but does not seem to effect the crop.

Grown commercially in the US for dried and fresh crops.

Condit

Condit used the primary variety name Franciscana, but that name has largely been replaced by Black Mission in contemporary usage.

Family
Black Mission
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
Yes
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Reviews

Other Comments

California Rare Fruit Growers, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1991: Medium, black skin, reddish pulp. Used fresh and dried. Has strong fig flavor. Good at coast. Has both a breba and a second crop. Oldest California fig, originally from Spain. Info. from Commercial Dried Fig Production in California, University of California, Leaflet 21051, p. 6, November 1978: Mission came to California from Spain. Tree reaches a larger size than most varieties. It produces both breba and second crops. Fruits of the breba crops are large, and many are shipped to the fresh market. Some breba figs are dried, but their shape relegates this fruit to manufactureing stock. Second-crop figs are much more numerous, smaller, and rounder. Fruits are marketed as whole figs, fig paste, and juice. Leafs out about 7 days after Adriatic. The breba crop matures before most other varieties, in mid-August to early September. Fruit splitting is minimal, and the eye is fairly tight, so fruit spoilage is seldom a problem.

Main Crop

Main Season
Early
Main Flavor Group
Bordeaux Berry
Main Skin Color
Purple / Black
Main Pulp Color
Strawberry
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Yes
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba?
Yes
Breba Skin Color
Breba Pulp Color
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

very minimal breba crop

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Zone
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes

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