Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

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Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig Evergreen Trees Direct

Description

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey', commonly known as the 'Brown Turkey' Fig, is a renowned fig variety prized for its prolific yield of large, sweet, and aromatic fruits. These fruits boast a purple-brown skin with a richly flavored red-pink flesh inside. Aside from its delectable fruit, the tree's lobed green leaves offer a picturesque Mediterranean flair to any garden setting. Perfect for both culinary enthusiasts and garden aficionados, this fig tree merges utility with unparalleled aesthetic charm.

Common Name: Brown Turkey Fig
Mature Height (meters): 3-5m
Mature Width (meters): 3-4m
Spacing: 4-5m apart
Foliage: Large, deeply lobed, and rich green leaves
Fruiting period: Summer to early autumn
Form/Habit: Bushy, spreading tree with a rounded canopy
Uses: Fruit production, ornamental planting, shade provision
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Light frost once mature
Drought Hardy: Moderate, prefers regular watering but can tolerate short dry spells
Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Planting your Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

How to Plant Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey':

Site Selection: A sunny spot with well-draining soil is ideal. Soil Preparation: Enrich the planting site with well-rotted compost or manure. Hole Digging: Excavate a hole that is twice the diameter of the root ball. Planting: Position the tree in the hole, fill back with soil, and water generously.

Caring For Your Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

Caring for Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey':

Watering: Water consistently, especially during dry periods, until the tree is well-established. Mulching: Apply a mulch layer around the tree to help retain soil moisture and reduce weeds. Pruning: Prune annually during the dormant season to maintain shape and boost fruit production.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the best time to harvest 'Brown Turkey' Figs? Harvest when the fruit is fully colored, slightly soft to the touch, and droops on its stem. Do I need another fig tree for pollination? No, 'Brown Turkey' is self-fertile and doesn't require another tree for fruit set.

Description

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey', commonly known as the 'Brown Turkey' Fig, is a renowned fig variety prized for its prolific yield of large, sweet, and aromatic fruits. These fruits boast a purple-brown skin with a richly flavored red-pink flesh inside. Aside from its delectable fruit, the tree's lobed green leaves offer a picturesque Mediterranean flair to any garden setting. Perfect for both culinary enthusiasts and garden aficionados, this fig tree merges utility with unparalleled aesthetic charm.

Common Name: Brown Turkey Fig
Mature Height (meters): 3-5m
Mature Width (meters): 3-4m
Spacing: 4-5m apart
Foliage: Large, deeply lobed, and rich green leaves
Fruiting period: Summer to early autumn
Form/Habit: Bushy, spreading tree with a rounded canopy
Uses: Fruit production, ornamental planting, shade provision
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Light frost once mature
Drought Hardy: Moderate, prefers regular watering but can tolerate short dry spells
Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Planting your Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

How to Plant Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey':

Site Selection: A sunny spot with well-draining soil is ideal. Soil Preparation: Enrich the planting site with well-rotted compost or manure. Hole Digging: Excavate a hole that is twice the diameter of the root ball. Planting: Position the tree in the hole, fill back with soil, and water generously.

Caring For Your Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

Caring for Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey':

Watering: Water consistently, especially during dry periods, until the tree is well-established. Mulching: Apply a mulch layer around the tree to help retain soil moisture and reduce weeds. Pruning: Prune annually during the dormant season to maintain shape and boost fruit production.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fig

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the best time to harvest 'Brown Turkey' Figs? Harvest when the fruit is fully colored, slightly soft to the touch, and droops on its stem. Do I need another fig tree for pollination? No, 'Brown Turkey' is self-fertile and doesn't require another tree for fruit set.

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