General

Variety
Alma
AKA

DFIC 31, Bellaclare #4, Fall Gold, Falls Gold, White, Italian White

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Overall Quality
High
Description

Considered a high-quality fig tree, the alma was bred at Texas A&M University and has adapted well to the southeast. Alma trees have dark green foliage and require full to partial sun. Trees thrive in well-drained, sandy, moist, loam soils but are highly tolerant of poor soil conditions. The alma is an extremely productive tree and produces figs that ripen in late June and again in August. The fruit is small to medium in size, has a pear shape, golden-brown skin and an amber pulp. Alma figs are sweet, delicate caramel flavored figs and are best served fresh, dried and as preserves.

A small to medium, golden-brown, pear-shaped (pyriform) fig with amber/light yellow pulp. Sweet and delicate flavor.  Well-adapted in the Southeast. Highly resistant to fruit rots. Wood is very hardy. Excellent quality, being succulent and sweet, with barely noticeable seeds and with a well-sealed eye. Very productive, compact tree is cold hardy and has a prolonged spring dormancy. A 1974 Texas Agricultural Experiment Station introduction. Fruit ripens mid-July `til frost.

Ray Givens: A small to medium golden-brown fig with amber pulp. Pyriform without neck. Leaf: base decurrent, unlobed to 3 lobes. Sweet and delicate flavor. Bred by Texas A & M and released in 1975. Main crop only. Well adapted in the Southeast. highly resistant to fruit rots. Wood is very hardy, but the fruit buds are damaged by hard freezes. Seems to thrive in cooler climates. An interspecies cross between F. palmata and F. carica. Has a tendency to weediness so it needs careful pruning to be productive. Synonym: Fall Gold.

Pedigree: Alma is a cross between the female Vernino AKA Allison (100% Carica) fig and the male Hamma Caprifig (50% Palmata), making the Alma 25% Palmata.

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Condit Group
Common Fig with Various Dark Shades of Red or Brown or Violet to Black Skin and White or Amber Pulp
Family
TBD
Sub Family
Type
Common
Non-Carica
palmata x carica
Origin
Texas, US
Collections
Belleclare
US Availability
High
Beginner
High
Commercial Suitability
Cold Hardiness
High
Vigor
Average
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Container Adaptable
Excellent
RKN Resistance
Excellent
FMV Resistance
High

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Main Crop

Main Crop Flavor Rating
Main Crop Season
Mid
Main Crop Yield
Average
Main Crop Flavors
Caramel, Sugar
Ross Raddi's Flavor Group
Main Crop Hang Time
Main Crop Fruit Size
Medium
Main Crop Seed Crunch
Main Crop Toughness
Main Crop Eye Opening
Closed
Main Crop Fruit Drop Resistance
Excellent
Main Crop Split Resistance
Excellent
Main Crop Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Main Crop Drying on Tree Capability
Main Crop Uses
Preserves, Drying

Breba Crop

Breba Crop?
Yes
Breba Crop Flavor Rating
Breba Yield
Breba Flavor
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Crop Toughness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Breba Uses

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