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  • Black Mission

    First one to ripen. Nothing exotic here but a very dependable backyard tree.

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    So. California, Zone 10a

  • #2
    Mission ripened well is very good. This one looks yummy!
    San Francisco Zone 10B.
    WL: None

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    • MTH
      MTH commented
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      How long do mission figs take to ripen, once they appear as tiny green fruits on the tree?

    • oat
      oat commented
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      MTH 90 days

  • #3
    The mission I have are yellow inside...I wonder if there are different mission varieties. Or maybe yours is caprified??
    Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
    Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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    • oat
      oat commented
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      It’s highly underrated in my opinion. A perfectly ripe one tastes like really sweet strawberry with hint of vanilla. Caprified Mission is delicious. The only complain is the texture is not as dense.

    • Finodejete
      Finodejete commented
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      Black Mission is known to be pink/red in So. California. I don’t think the wasp would be a factor necessarily (although it could be).

      The only other thing I can think of would be the warm low temps in Phoenix may affect
      the pink/red coloring from developing.

      If other people in Phoenix grow this one and have pink/red interiors in theirs then maybe you have something else.

    • moonlight
      moonlight commented
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      That's what I thought 🤔

  • #4
    I love my mission. Yellow inside might be something else? All mine are pink/red inside.
    Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
    Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
    Wish list: Bebera Branca

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    • #5
      well, I got my cuttings from Brian M. and I tend to trust him quite a lot. I haven't gotten a mission to ripen that wasn't yellow inside...not even a tinge of red. This is the first fruiting of the trees, so maybe next year things will be different.
      Pm me for the list of trees available for sale.
      Phoenix, AZ zone 9B

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      • dls
        dls commented
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        I've had various cultivars ripen with an amber pulp when it should be red. Usually, by the second or third season, they sort themselves out, but continue to ripen a fig or two that is off color.
        Last edited by dls; 07-27-2021, 07:07 AM.

    • #6
      It does happen though, last season temperatures wasn't as crazy hot as this season, I did have light color Black Madeira last season
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ID:	1032198 Black Mission Street Tree found about 1 mile from my house. Same leaf pattern and fruit size as mine but the ostiole is much redder, fruit a Click image for larger version

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ID:	1032201 little more round and the inside pulp is sweeter and more jammy. It’s like an improved Black Mission.


        So. California, Zone 10a

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        • FloraFig
          FloraFig commented
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          Does the Black Mission always have a red a red ostiole?

          I have what's supposedly a Black Mission. First year it started fruiting ( 4 or 5 years old) but I don't see that red on my figlets.

        • JT1923
          JT1923 commented
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          Some of mine that have seen more wasps get very round and full like that. Normally they are slightly teardrop shaped.

      • #8
        Here's an example of a "fat" Black Mission on my tree next to the more usual shape I see. My unripe ones also develop the rosy ostiole.
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        Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
        Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
        Wish list: Bebera Branca

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        • oat
          oat commented
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          I have seen some that are fat and flat.

        • JT1923
          JT1923 commented
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          I had a couple like that last year too. Maybe BM just does whatever it wants, lol. oat

        • oat
          oat commented
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          It’s delicious nonetheless. The first fresh figs I tried was a caprified BM. I think it’s delicious even without the wasps. I could never understood why people don’t rate it higher. I would grow it in the ground if I have a bigger yard but space is a premium here 😕
          I have been satisfying my BM craving by picking from street trees as well 😆
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