Propagated by Texas A&M university, Alma is a late ripening sugar-honey fig. Alma fig at Hill Country Natives. Alma at Texas A&M Figs. Alma at Figs: A Texas Heritage.
Richard Ashton in Figs: A Texas Heritage at Texas Gardener:
Alma — “A variety developed by the Agricultural Experiment Service of Texas A&M University. A cross of the variety ‘Allison’ and a male ‘Hamma’ caprifig, it was introduced in 1975. It is a medium-small fig that has golden-brown skin with a pear shape and amber pulp. The pulp is very rich and sweet. The eye of ‘Alma’ is naturally sealed with a drop of resin that prevents problems with insects and fruit spoilage. A moderately vigorous variety, it is very productive and comes into bearing early in its life. ‘Alma’ has one small problem. It is little less cold hardy than some varieties, especially when young. Once established, the trees are more cold hardy. It grows well in Texas coastal areas as well as South-Central and South Texas. This variety can become a little weedy so it needs some pruning at times to produce good crops.”