Black Jack
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Fruit large. Skin blue-black. Flesh reddish-amber. Sweet flavor. (002)

An unidentified, large to very large fig with reddish-purple to black skin and strawberry pulp. Oblate, flattened at apex (eye end) ; ribs not elevated, but darker; shaded side of fruit is a lighter shade of purple; numerous white flecks. Leaf: base calcarate; 5 lobes, latate. Good flavor. Fairly hardy. Some say it is California Brown Turkey. I have not yet reached an opinion on this question. Synonym: Black Spanish (?) (006)

Large, dark purple skin, reddish pulp. Sold as a dwarf-tree form of California Brown Turkey. Poor on coast. (011)

Large, purplish-brown figs with sweet, juicy, strawberry-red flesh. Harvest August to October in Central California. Naturally small (semi-dwarf) tree. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. (025)

Large, long purple fruit, strawberry colored flesh, very sweet. Naturally dwarf in habit (easily kept under 6-8ft) , heavy producer. (023)

Skin and flesh colors: Brown; strawberry. Recommended for Texas and southeast. Large figs produced on a small tree that is well suited to container growing. (022)

Large purple brown with a dark red center very juicy, two crops. It's basically a dwarf tree and it tends to spread. (026) (026a)

Large, long, purple fruit with strawberry-colored flesh is juicy with sweet flavor. Tree is a natural dwarf; easily kept under 6-8 ft. Very heavy producer. Ripens in August to October. (034)

Semi-dwarf; purple-brown fruit; needs summer heat. (036)

Large, long, purplish fruit with strawberry red flesh. Sweet and juicy. Heavy producer. Tree is a natural semi dwarf and can be kept under 6-8 ft. tall. Ripens June to August. Drought tolerant and self fertile. Try this tree in a large container on porch or deck if space in your garden is limited. We ship our fruit trees year round to all parts of the country. Hardy to about 5 to 10°s, probably a tad cooler depending on the duration of cold and amount of exposure. (039)

Large to very large purplish-brown fruit. Strawberry flesh with taste like Black Mission. Whereas Black Mission is a very large tree, Black Jack is a small spreading tree that does will in pots. (057)

I grow a beautiful Black Jack in a container in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In a container, your tree may produce several figs in the first 1-2 years. In the ground, it may take up to 3-4 years for that to happen. The containment of the roots does this. The fig is very large and purplish-black in color. The pulp is amber and has a hollow center. The flavor is excellent and sweet and I get two crops from my tree. I have never pruned the top of my tree and it is about 6 feet tall. It is an excellent choice for hot climates and containers. (921)

Semi-Dwarf bush, large purplish fruit, strawberry red flesh, sweet and juicy. (062)

Black Jack is also known as: San Piero and Negro Largo. I used to grow it but I got rid of it because very few figs ripened. It is an an extremely large fig, very tender with a hollow center. The color is brown and it is delicious. It is the largest fig I have seen in th USA. (920)

Attractive garden tree. Its bold branching structure has an interesting winter appearance. Especially sweet, elongated purple fruit produced in summer. Semi-dwarf form makes it a good choice where space is limited. Can be maintained at 6’ or to 15’ tall and wide. [H]ardy to 10 degrees F. (076)