Kadota Fig Tree
An easy to grow fig tree and one of the best for dried figs, Kadota produces beautiful yellow/green skinned figs with an amber flesh. Fruits are incredibly sweet but require a long hot season for best quality, so best grown in warmer interior regions or in particularly hot microclimates in areas like the Pacific Northwest. Kadota is also notorious for requiring almost no chill hours, 100 or less, so is a good option for growers in subtropical areas who might not have enough chill hours to get figs to produce in their area.
One of the easiest fruits to grow, and a true gourmet delight, you should not live your life without feasting on this sweet, delectable fruit. To fully enjoy fresh Figs you must grow your own. When fully ripe and at their tender, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. Another plus for Figs – deer don’t like them (most of the time)!
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Latin Name: Ficus carica
Site and Soil: Figs do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful.
Hardiness: Hardy to between 10° & 15° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-15 ft in height, smaller with pruning.
Taste: Sweet figgy honey
Fruit Skin: Yellow/green
Fruit Flesh: Amber
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: Late September – December
Yield: 10-15 lbs. or more per plant
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.
Fig Mosaic Virus is a benign virus that exists in all cultivated fig trees. Yellow spotting of the leaves is a cosmetic symptom that shows more in container culture, but is quickly outgrown once trees are planted in the ground. The presence of FMV in all cultivated figs has become widely accepted, as even the national germplasm repository for figs maintained by the USDA has Fig Mosaic Virus. If the presence of FMV is a concern, then purchasing fig trees may not be the best option for you.
USDA Zone: 8