Brown Turkey Fig
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Pronunciation: FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.