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Common Fig, Edible Fig, Higo 'Kadota'

Ficus carica

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)



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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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This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

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