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Brown Turkey Fig

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Pronunciation: FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
SKU #03678
7-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)
CARE
Care 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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