Ficus carica 'Kadota'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Design Ideas||Treat 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.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The earliest evidence of fig fruit cultivation dates back to 5000 BC.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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