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Kadota Fig

Ficus carica 'Kadota'

SKU
03679
An attractive deciduous garden tree with intriguing branching that provides excellent winter character. A reliable fall harvest of especially sweet, greenish yellow fruit. Highly adaptable and often root hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. A beautiful specimen for garden or landscape with light annual pruning.
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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
LoreThe earliest evidence of fig fruit cultivation dates back to 5000 BC.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Design IdeasTreat this Fig as a small shade tree or accent if you don't have it in a fruit garden. Its green fruit is not as decorative as other Fig but just as delicious. Also fits into tropical gardens as a reliable source of large exotic leaves.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)

Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Shelter in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune lightly in late winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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