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BronxFigs

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Susie-Q-

I like your style.  Maximum yield, for minimum work. 

I ain't no wet-nurse.  Sick trees quickly become history.  For me, I just won't take the chance, or waste valuable growing space with under-performing fig trees. 

My goal is eating, not collecting.  I'm actually glad that in my area, growing clean trees is a possibility.


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Hi Jon,

I have a black mission that I grew from a cutting from an old tree in Buena Park, the tree is absolutely beautiful large and lush with full coverage of leaves, the problem is that I have yet to get a good fig off of it, there are hundred of fruit on it, and then just turn brownish and soft and are dry inside. So just wondering if you have any thought on it?

Thanks, jeffrey

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Never saw a Black Mission that wasn't infected. But many are 20-40' tall, grow like weeds, and fruit like crazy. Their leaves do show a lot of splotchiness.


My Black Mission fig tree was well over 30 feet tall when I had to hire someone to cut it back. It shows no signs of MFV -- but of course that does not mean it's not there. It's about 16 years old and produces two enormous crops every year, without fail (breba in April; main crop in late August). I have given away a lot of cuttings and I have air layered it mercilessly and it is quite forgiving.

As for the alleged BM in the initial post, I have never seen that many lobes and thumbs on the Black Mission leaves around here. I have a multitude of volunteer caprifigs here and there on the land and they have leaf structures that look like the IP photo.
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I have a black mission with different leaves, is it a different varietie of mission fig

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Good question. Someone here should know.
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I have a black mission with different leaves, is it a different varietie of mission fig

I have two alleged Black Mission trees from cuttings that haven't fruited yet and the leaves are one, three and five lobed, but none look like that. Perhaps we both need to wait and see what the fruit looks like, or -more important, what it tastes like. 

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Mara I think you received some cuttings from me. Those came directly from out of production black mission trees. They don't even pick the fruit anymore and are slowly transitioning to almonds. A lot more money. Just fyi and no that leaf isn't a black mission leaf. However leaves will change and typically older trees will have shallower sinuses yours looks young with deep lobes. Give it some time it may be correct.
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