Figs have deep roots in ancient civilizations that revered this bountiful tree. The Greeks thought figs to be sacred and associated them with love and fertility; and Romans believed figs were a gift from the god of intoxication, Bacchus.
Most figs are balmy Mediterranean varieties, but the Brown Turkey Fig is the exception. This cold-hardy type features the finest qualities of a traditional fig, but it endures winters that would devastate most other fig trees.
For those of you enamored of home fruit production, figs will delight you with two crops of fruit per year. The first crop is small (referred to as the breba crop) and arrives in late spring or early summer. Later, your main harvest ripens in early fall and is considerably larger.
The fruit is medium to large in size, and sports a reddish-brown skin tinted with a deep purple hue. The meat of the fruit is a deep pinkish-red and of excellent quality when it comes to the various fig varietals.
Hint: Never pick your figs green, and always let them ripen fully on the tree before picking for the sweetest and richest flavor.
Fig fruit contains a higher quantity of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit you can buy. They are super healthy and are a great source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper and iron. There is even some evidence that figs are beneficial in defending against breast and colon cancer.
Dried for a sweet holiday snack, eaten fresh off the tree or cooked and canned as delicious fig preserves, this fruit should not be missed. A tantalizing and easy appetizer can be made by wrapping a piece of prosciutto around a fig with a slice of blue cheese on top.
The Brown Turkey Fig can be considered either a small tree or a multi-stemmed shrub (referred to as a “trub”) decided only by the way you choose to train it.
The Turkey Fig is as versatile as it is attractive. With a mature height of anywhere from 10-25 feet, this plant is as comfortable in a container as it is in the garden. Just remember, this goddess worships the sun and performs best when positioned to enjoy a full day’s worth or sunny rays.
Brown Turkey Fig sports beautiful deep green leaves that are large and a bit bristly on both sides and provide interesting texture in the landscape.
Take a history lesson from the ancient gods and order your Brown Turkey Fig today!
Growing Zones: 7-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
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|It's Easy to Plant your Brown Turkey Fig
Specific Directions for Brown Turkey Fig
Plant your Brown Turkey Fig in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Brown Turkey Figs prefer full sun, but can tolerate shade. If kept indoors place your Brown Turkey Fig Tree by a large sunny window.
Brown Turkey Fig Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy of heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Give your Brown Turkey Fig Tree a deep watering every two weeks. Water your tree more frequently during dry spells or if you live in a dry climate.
Usually Brown Turkey Fig Trees don't require any fertilizer, but if your lawn lacks nutrients give your Brown Turkey Fig Tree well balanced fertilizer at the beginning of Spring. Small green flowers will bloom on your Brown Turkey Fig Tree every Spring and your figs will begin to grow.
Brown Turkey Fig trees have two harvests one in the early Summer and a second larger harvest in the early Fall. Your figs will be ripe and ready to be picked when they fully turn from green to a rust brown to purple color, and their necks are curved.
|Step 1 - Dig Your Hole
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Brown Turkey Fig.
|Step 2 - Place Your Plant
Next, separate the roots of your Brown Turkey Fig gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
|Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
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