Brown Turkey Fig
Brown Turkey Fig
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'Item #3678 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
Attractive deciduous garden tree has an interesting winter appearance. Especially tasty, brownish-purple fruit produced twice each year: late spring and late summer. Highly adaptable. Figs are often root hardy and prolific in zones 5-6 if planted in a sheltered location. Makes a beautiful specimen for garden or landscape with light annual pruning.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering for fruit production; as landscape tree only requires less water.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus KAH-ri-kaPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasKeep 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.Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Plant in a sheltered spot in colder winter areas; plants may die to the ground and re-sprout from the roots. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering for fruit production; as landscape tree only requires less water.