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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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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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, Sustainable
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Sustainable, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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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