Kadota fig’s claim to fame is the well known Newton’s. The fruit has yellow-green skin and red juicy flesh and is the ideal fig for drying, canning, and preserves. Bears fruit in 1-2 years. Self-pollinating. Height 10-15′.
Figs can be grown as trees or pruned to be kept as bushes. In cooler zones, fig branches die back to ground in winter and re-grow again each year, generally maintaining a bushy appearance. The main fruit crop occurs on the current year’s growth although some varieties also have an additional early crop (Breba crop) on old growth. Figs prefer moist, well-drained soil and can be grown in containers or the landscape.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: Bush 5-6′ ; Tree 8-12′
- Fruiting Time(s): July – September