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Ficus carica 'Kadota'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: carica (KAIR-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kadota
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dottato, Florentine, White Kadota)

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative vossner On Dec 1, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Extremely easy to root. Among its many qualities is the fact the fruit stays green and small, so birds don't seem to bother it, thinking it is unripe. Delicious!

AUG 2013. The same plant I successfully rooted in 2008 never made it past being a puny treelet. I even purchased a 2nd tree and it performed the same way. The 2nd tree seemed to thrive while potted, but at the same time, I could easily see it was quickly outgrowing its pot, so I transplanted inground. It started declining. I'm going to scrap both trees and just enjoy my Celeste, which has been an excellent producer.

Positive trois On Aug 15, 2005, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

The most delicious fruit I have eaten yet. Great taste.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mena, Arkansas
Elverta, California
Granite Bay, California
Yucaipa, California
Tallahassee, Florida
La Luz, New Mexico
Charlotte, North Carolina
Efland, North Carolina
Richmond, Texas

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