Brown Turkey Fig
Brown Turkey Fig
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'Item #3678 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 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 growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; 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.Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.