Ficus carica “Alma”
Alma was released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1974. The small to medium sized golden brown pear-shaped fuit has excellent sweet rich flavor. The fruit ripens late beginning in late July to early August. The eye of Alma is sealed with a resin-like substance that prevents the dried fruit beetle from entering. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Figs grow well in sandy as well as clay soils. Alma is a little frost sensitive as a young plant so winter protection may be needed the first year. Self-fertile. Hardy in zones 8-10 but can be grown as a container plant. Height: 20 feet. Plants are shipped in 1 gallon sized containers.