Fig Variety Details

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Variety
Alma
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NPGS ID
DFIC 031
AKA

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

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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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Family
TBD
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
Belleclare
Non-Carica
Palmata x Carica
Availability
Excellent
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Beginner
High
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Origin
Texas, US

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
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Main Yield
Average
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Main GDD
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Main Primary Flavors
Caramel, Honey, Sugar
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Main Fruit Size
30-50g
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Main Skin Thickness
Main Eye Opening
Plug
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Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Excellent
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Main Split Resistance
Excellent
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Main Rain Tolerance
Excellent
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Main Uses
Preserves, Drying
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Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
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Breba Rain Tolerance
Excellent
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Climate

Vigor
Average
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Cold Hardiness
High
In Ground Zone
7, 8, 9, 10
Produces After Die-back
Average
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Rooting Ease
Excellent
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Container Adaptable
Excellent
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RKN Resistance
Average
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FMV Resistance
Excellent
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