Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
Alma
Favorite

Favorited By 2 Users

NPGS ID
DFIC 31
AKA

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

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. 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. 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.

25% palmata.

Condit Monograph

n/a

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Belleclare
Non-Carica
Palmata x Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
High
Origin

Strains

Variety Strains

Images

Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Honey, Sugar, Caramel
Main Additional Flavors
Main Fruit Size
0-15g
Main Seed Crunch
Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Plug
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Excellent
Main Split Resistance
Excellent
Main Uses
Preserves, Drying
Main Additional Notes

Breba Crop

Breba
Yes
Breba Yield
Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Reviews

Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
High
Zone
7, 8, 9, 10
FMV Resistance
Excellent
RKN Resistance
Average
Container Adaptable
Excellent
Rooting Ease
Excellent
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Excellent
Additional Climate Notes

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This