Brown Turkey Fig

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Item 3678

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USDA Zone:
7-9
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

An attractive deciduous tree with an intriguing winter silhouette. Produces very tasty, brownish purple fruit in late spring and again in late summer. Highly adaptable, and often root hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. A beautiful specimen for garden or landscape, requiring only light annual pruning.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: Keep this Fig close by to easily harvest its two yearly crops of fruit. Medium size makes it good for screening or as background. For specimen, prune carefully to reveal structure.

Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Provide sheltered spot in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring.

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