Brown Turkey Fig
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Spring and Summer Fruit|
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