Becnel's Italian Black Fig

Ficus carica 'Becnel's Italian Black'

Moraceae

Becnel's Italian Black Fig

An heirloom medium to large fig with glossy black skinned fruit and deep red flesh that is treasured for its flavor and reliability. Italian Black ripens in mid-season but is also known to produce an early crop on old wood as well as a late crop on new wood in mild winter climates. This heirloom fig originates from the Becnel family nurseries in southeastern Louisiana.

Fig trees do best where they get at least 8 hours of direct sun per day. Once well established they are fairly drought tolerant but extended dry periods can cause leaf and fruit drop as well as early dormancy. A deep organic mulch will help to alleviate extremes in moisture levels, reduce nematode issues, as well as to reduce competition from weeds.


Grows To: 10'H x 10'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: Italy - introduced in the US by the Becnel family nurseries

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Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Sap - Skin & Eye Irritant

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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

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