- Author: Betty Homer
Years ago, I purchased a Kadota fig tree, also known as a honey fig, from a local nursery here in Solano County. Although it took a few years before the tree became established and started to produce, it is now one of the most productive trees I have in my backyard. The Kadota fig tree is pest- and disease-resistant, hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, self-pollinates, requires very few chill hours to set fruit, and minimal pruning; in other words, the Kadota fig tree will reward you with great returns for a minimal amount work and a few years' worth of patience. Kadota fig trees generally ripen from August to October in Solano County, Although I have not independently verified this, I have been told that Kadota fig trees will tolerate container planting if space is an issue A Kadota fig tree will provide you with a steady supply of fresh fruit for eating, canning and baking.