10 years to reach maturity
Figs are ripe when the skin changes colour and the fruit becomes less firm. The fruit bruises easily so pick before they are fully ripe.
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Fig 'Adam' Overview
Ficus carica 'Adam' is a medium-sized, deciduous tree cultivar with large leathery leaves. The fruits have purple-green skin with darker ribs and red pulp. It has large, rounded, lobed leaves, a spreading, bushy habit and typically forms multiple stems. This cultivar is self-fertile and produces medium to large fig fruits from non-showy flowers, typically fruiting in the autumn. This plant is hardy to -10 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. Fruits are more likely to be produced in temperate climates if grown under glass.
Common problems with Fig 'Adam'
Entry holes with expelled sawdust in tree trunks are the most visible symptoms of Fig Tree Borer infestations.
How to propagate Fig 'Adam'
Sow seed in Autumn. Germination time about 1-3 months.
Take 30-40cm long cuttings and plant them third to half way deep in sandy soil mix.
Special features of Fig 'Adam'
Other uses of Fig 'Adam'
Leaves and fruits are edible.