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USDA / UC Davis Accession Data
Fruit medium. Skin light yellow. Seeds small. Tree bears heavily. Excellent flavor. (002) (004)

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. (006)

Alma is a new common fig variety released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1974. Alma resulted from a cross between the female Allison and the male Hamma Caprifig. It is a late season variety with very high fruit quality. The fruit skin is rather unattractive; however, the flesh has an excellent rich, sweet flavor. The tree is moderately vigorous, very productive and comes into production at a very early age. The eye of Alma fruit is sealed with a drop of thick resin that inhibits the entry of the dried fruit beetle, thus reducing on-the-tree fruit souring. Alma is very frost sensitive, especially as a young tree and should be grown no more than 200 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. (009)

Medium, Light Yellow-Amber-Tan Flesh, Small Eye (2crops) (012)

[O]riginated in Texas and its nearly closed eye makes it a good selection for humid regions. The medium-sized fruit is greenish yellow with amber flesh. Very sweet, this cultivar may produce both a good spring and summer crop. (030)

Skin and flesh colors: Green-brown; amber. Recommended for Texas and southeastern U.S. Requires a long warm season to ripen. Average-sized fruit is very sweet and has small seeds. Small, frost-sensitive tree produces a good spring crop and heavy main crop. Nearly closed eye resists fruit souring. New variety developed in Texas. (022)

Fig Varieties for South Carolina: Alma (061)

A Texas A&M hybrid of Allison (a synonym for Vernino) with Hamma, a North African caprifig with mixed F. carica/F. palmata parentage. Excellent quality, but very late ripening. Released in 1975. The first of Condit's hybrid releases (using Adriatic and an edible caprifig). Released in 1957. (001b)

Tends to weediness; needs pruning, but has very high quality, late-ripening fruit. (001c)

Medium to large, yellow, very sweet, closed end and cold tolerant.(062)

I live in East Texas and have had great luck with Texas Everbearing, Brown Turkey, Alma, Kadota and Black Mission as well as my favorite the LSU Purple. (931)

Rating of this variety by fig grower, Mr. Ray Givan, in Pomona, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, Winter 1996: Very good; sweet and slightly rich. Info on this variety from Sanders, Figs in Containers, Fruit Gardeners, California Rare Fruit Growers, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1991: Medium size, light yellow fruit, sweet, amber flesh. Small seeds and eye. Good fresh or dried. Needs long summer, frost sensitive. Small tree. (049b)

Tends to sucker easily. (941)

Fruit medium sized with light yellow skin. Golden flesh of excellent flavour. Heavy crops. (089)

[Sold as "Golden Alma"] Delicate, delicious Alma Fig is also known as White Fig or Italian White. Our variety of Alma is a striking small fig tree with a distinctive upright form to the leaves and branches and unusual "duckfoot" leaves. The fruits are lime-sized gold-green figs with a light amber-pink interior. The flavor is sweet and delicate. Our personal favorite - We like ripe Alma figs quartered and wrapped in thin slices of Proscuitto ham for a summer snack! Alma tolerates cooler climates. In the Southeast, Alma has shown strong resistance to rust and fungus. A hardy, delightful and unusual fig! (016)