Ornamental tree that produces numerous delicious medium sized black/purple fruit.
Petite Negra Fig
Ficus carica. 'Petite Negra' Fig Aka Black Jack, Dwarf Black
Information below is only the potential the plant has. You will be receiving one plant between 3 and 8 inches in height shipped in a 3 inch deep pot.
Ornamental tree that produces numerous delicious medium sized black/purple fruit. Young plants can bear fruit even when just a few inches tall.
Will grow 2-3 feet when container grown.
Hardy to zone 8. In cooler winter conditions, trees will go dormant. In indoor and warm environments, leaves may remain year round.
Does not require pollination or another plant to develop and mature fruit
10 Things to do with Figs
1.Eat dries figs as a healthy energy snack. For extra flavour and nutrients, stuff them with nuts and a little honey
2.Add figs to baked goods such as muffins, cakes and muesli bars.
3.Add dried or fresh figs to porridge, oatmeal or breakfast cereals.
4.Stew dried figs in fruit juice with other dried fruits to make a delicious fruit salad. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg before serving
5.Poach figs in red wine or fruit juice and serve with Greek yogurt or creme fraiche.
6.Add quartered fresh figs to a salad of fennel, rocket and parmesan cheese.
7.Stuff fresh figs with goat's cheese and chopped almonds and serve as an appetizer or dessert.
8.Make a fig butter by boiling dried figs in fruit juice until soft. When all the liquid has been absorbed, place the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth. Use to spread on rice cakes, toast or crackers.
9.Add chopped fresh figs to rice, quinoa or couscous dishes.
10.Make a fig tart by grinding two handfuls of walnuts in a food processor. Add one packet of dried figs, 1/2 packet raisins, 200ml apple juice, 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Process until the mixture is the texture of a sticky paste. Press into a pastry case and bake at a medium heat for 35 minutes.
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8 - 10 feet
Number of Fruit
Small tree. Usually a shrub in cultivation
Size of Fruit
Moderate size, purple to black
Vigorous shoot growth
Excellent fresh, Excellent processed.
Thick, 3-5 lobed, rough above
Very popular due to consistent and long fruiting season.
Well-drained soil. Will not tolerate excessively wet soil but needs ample moisture during fruiting.
Full sun, often planted near a structure.
Very little pruning as it will reduce crops size.
Figs respond to minute amounts of fertilizer during growing season.