Kadota is a mid-season variety. 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 and use immediately.
Fig 'Kadota' Overview
The fig is a small deciduous tree with large leathery leaves. The cultivar Ficus carica 'Kadota' is a very old variety that has been documented by Pliny in the year 1200! Kadota has a light green to yellow skin with straw coloured flesh. In cooler regions the pulp can be yellow to pink. It is a heavy bearer and a good fig for preserves and canning.
Common problems with Fig 'Kadota'
Nematodes, rust, virusses and fig stem borer.
How to propagate Fig 'Kadota'
Take long(30-40cm) hardwood cuttings during winter, plant deep and keep moist.
Birds and animals spread seed natural and will grow in following spring if sown during winter.
Place a branch on the soil and keep in place with a stone or rock until rooted. Remove and replant.
Special features of Fig 'Kadota'
Birds feast on the delicious fruit.
Once established, figs can endure drought.
Often grws along streams or rivers.
Trees can be espaliered or tree trained into interesting shapes and can make an interesting hedge screen.
Large green leaves are 3 or 5 lobbed.
Did you know that the flowers are actually forming the fruit? They are fused together and the inside are hundreds of edible flowers!
Other uses of Fig 'Kadota'
Figs are high in fibre and essential minerals like Calsium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and Vitamins.
Figs are used fresh, dried or preserved. the leaves are edible too!