This versatile fig offers deliciously fresh figs that make a tasty treat all year round! You have many options for harvesting these medium sized figs. You can bake with them, dehydrate and dry them for year round storage, eat them plain or with honey, fruit salad. You name it!
Brown Turkey Figs are an exception to the usual hot-blooded Mediterranean types of figs. This cold-hardy variety displays all of the best traits of a common fig including the magnificently shaped light-green leaves, smooth gray bark, and yummy edible purple-brown fleshed fruit. Unlike other figs though, it will survive winters in a variety of climates. It is cold hardy in USDA planting zones 7, 8, and 9 making it great for the southern United States. Brown Turkey’s produce 2 crops of figs a year, a small crop in early summer and a second larger crop in early fall.
This attractive deciduous garden fig tree has an interesting winter appearance because it loses some of it’s leaves in freezing temperatures. Not to worry though, as soon as temperatures start rising again the fig leaves flush out to fill in it’s appearance.
Thrives best in full sunlight and average, well-drained soil. Prune the Brown Turkey Fig tree lightly annually for best growth. Not prone to most leaf spots, but spraying with a fungicide may help if you experience issues. Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
Growing figs is an easy to maintain fruit tree and the brownish purple fruit are sure to please the tasting senses.
Ficus Carica ‘Brown Turkey’
- Edible fruit
- Cold hardy
- Attractive foliage
- Low maintenance