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Fig - "Black Mission" - Fruiting Fig Tree

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     The Black Mission Fig tree is also referred to as the Franciscan Fig. The Black Mission fig is a large fig with purplish black skin, strawberry flesh that is the taste standard for figs. The Black Mission fig tree is the most productive variety, both of breba (early) crop, and heavy main (late) crop.

   The fig 'Black Mission' (Ficus carica), makes a wonderful addition to many landscape designs. The Black Mission fig tree produces tasty black velvet figs with pink inner flesh and tiny, crunchy seeds. It grows anywhere from 10 to 30 feet tall. 

      Figs make a welcome addition to home container gardens and landscapes. They can be grown as a tree or pruned and grown as a bush. They fruit on the current year's growth. This allows the plant to fruit even if it froze to the ground during winter months. If the plant is to be grown in cold climates it is recommended to be grown as a bush. These are all self-polinating varieties that will fruit in containers. Fruit can be eaten out of hand, dried, baked, frozen, and used in preserves.

Cultivation

    The Black Mission fig is a high quality fig variety. It produces both a breba (early crop) and main crop, and is considered an everbearing variety when planted in the right climate. The breba crop is large. The main crop is medium sized. It is a dark skinned fig with a strawberry colored interior. The skin of the fruit often cracks when it is ripe.

    For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed. 

9-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
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8-10', Smaller in Container

Magnolias need to be watered 1 - 2 times a week for the first 6 months after planting, until the roots are well established.

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Best in full sun, with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight.
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The best soil for magnolia trees is a well-drained, slightly acidic blend of organic matter
 

Fig - "Magnolia" - Fruiting Fig Tree

Ficus carica

Magnolia fig is an edible deciduous shrub cultivar in the Moraceae (mulberry) family. One of the most commonly seen varieties in the southeastern United States with one of the largest fruits. Fig 'Magnolia' is a great performer in the Southeast. It has become very popular in Texas in the dooryard fruit market. This fig has brown skin with an amber colored pulp. 'Magnolia' has an open eye which can cause the fruit to sour quickly, so it is important to pick it just before it is ripe. This is an ideal fig for canning. 'Magnolia' will produce figs on current and last years growth.

Cultivation

Light - Most magnolia trees do best in full sun, with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Water - Magnolias need to be watered 1 - 2 times a week for the first 6 months after planting, until the roots are established. 

Soil  - The best soil for magnolia trees is a well-drained, slightly acidic blend of organic matter

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Height:
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4-10', Smaller in Container

Magnolias need to be watered 1 - 2 times a week for the first 6 months after planting, until the roots are established

 
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Sun:
Best in full sun, with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight.
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Fertilizer:
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The best soil for magnolia trees is a well-drained, slightly acidic blend of organic matter

Fig - "Olympian" - Fruiting Fig Tree

Cultivation

Won the Retailers' Choice Award at the 2014 FarWest Show! 'Olympian' is a ultra cold hardy fig & absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. Discovered by retired biologist Denny McGaughy, he named it after the city where he found it in a sheltered location. Denny worked with Malli Aradhy, a geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Clonal Germplasm Repository to conduct DNA test to find out if it was a known cultivar. It did not match any of the 200+ figs in the repository. It appears Denny has found a unique heirloom variety that produces well in cool & coastal climates

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

Bougainvilleas grow best in dry soil in very bright full sun and with frequent fertilization; but they require little water once established, and in fact will not flourish if over-watered. 

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6-10, Proven hardy in the Pacific Northwest.
4-8', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
 
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Full or partial sun

Fig - "Brown Turkey" - Fruiting Fig Tree

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This variety of bougainvillea has bracts that turn from bright red in the sun to a dark crimson with blue tones when viewed in the shade. The Barbara Karst starts blooming early in the plants development and blooms for a long period each summer. Plant this variety in an area that gets full sun for best growing results. This plant grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

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8-11, Grown as Annual in Colder Areas
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
8-10', Smaller in Container
Water weekly in the growing season, March to August. Allow to dry between waterings.
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Full Sun
 
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