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Brown Turkey Fig

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

SKU
03678
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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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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