Green Kadota figs are known for their taste and it's no wonder they are one of the most liked fig varieties. They're 97% sugar! The high sugar content causes them to dry quickly.
This fig tastes best when eaten fresh. To prolong their use and enjoy the taste for more days, people also dry them and use in many confectionery items. Most notably Fig Newton cookies.
Kadota trees grow well in zones 6-9. These trees are fast growing and bear twice a year around June and August. They grow to a height of 15 feet and almost 20 feet wide and needs very little maintenance. The leaves are three or five lobed and are 4 to 8 inches long.
The best thing about Kadota fruit is that it remains green in color even when ripe if grown in a coastal area. Those trees which are grown inland (which they prefer), bear yellow-green figs.
This is a boon to the gardener who grows these figs. It is heart breaking for anyone to see half eaten figs hanging from their tree. The figs color doesn’t attract birds but the smell will attract squirrels and insects. There is not much you can do to prevent squirrels from eating figs.
The Kadota fig is almost round--rather pear shaped--and the size of a key lime with a stem curling out. It is green on the outside and dark pink on the inside. They are not heavy and sit prettily on the palm. It has a small to medium sized open eye. This is seldom a problem as the fruit exudes a drop of nectar when ripe, sealing the eye so insects can't crawl in. The shell is a bit tough but you can easily cut it with a knife.
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