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    Brown Turkey Fig for Sale


Brown Turkey Fig

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Ships May 31st, 2016

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Brown Turkey Fig Planting Mix

Helps your Brown Turkey Fig get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 7-10

Growing Zones 7-10 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-25 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.


Full to Partial

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Botanical Name:

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

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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!

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Received fig tree 27 inches. Can see were it was pruned twice to make it branch out. In 2 months it is 31 inches high and 27 inches wide. It has 9 branches with 8 figs on it. Came in its own pot with a very well developed roots.
December 31, 2012
My little brown turkey fig arrived a couple of months ago. He was short with a few leaves. Planted him within the first couple days and he is currently vibrant and flourishing!! Even though he's not much taller than when I got him, he is full of foliage and even has several figs! Ordered another today and one for my neighbor. I have been extremely satisfied with all the trees I've purchased from FGT and I'm sure I'll be buying more
December 31, 2012
1 year ago
Received my fig in EXCELLENT condition today. Hard to believe that it's been in a box for several days. Healthiest fig tree I've seen and shopped around before deciding to go with Fast-Growing-Trees.com. Paid a little more but got a SUPERIOR quality tree. It arrived with 2 dozen figs on it. I'll have fruit this year! Can't wait . . .
December 31, 2012
we ordered a Brown Turkey fig in Febuary and have kept it inside till late March. We moved it outside after hard freeze fears were mostly gone. It has set leaves and bloomed and no one can believe that it is not several years old. It looks great and I look forward to eating figs. Very Happy.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Received my Turkey Fig in great shape - in a month it's foliage has doubled and it's doing wonderfully!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Northeast Experience
I received the fig tree in late summer. Transplanted it immediately, and placed it in a sunny outdoor location.
Carefully watered regularly. (It came in good condition, and there were small figs on it when it arrived.)

As the weather got colder, I moved it indoors to a sunny, south-facing, unheated porch. Finally, I moved it inside to a southerly window, but the shock and diminished sunlight caused it to loose all of its leaves. With the help of a grow light and the sun, we now have full replacement of the leaves, and even one fig.

As the days get longer, I expect more fruit.
January 11, 2015
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Great Fig Tree
I received the 3-gallon fig tree in August 2014. It came large and healthy. I am growing this tree on my patio in a huge container. Within a few weeks of receiving it, I had about 3-4 figs that ripened. I ate 2 very sweet figs and so did the birds. :) I purchased some net fabric from the fabric store and put on it to keep the birds off. I have not seen any figs since then; however, the tree is still growing & a healthy green color. Love it. Can't wait until the spring to see more figs ripen to eat.
November 10, 2014
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
I was a little concerned when my tree arrived, the leaves looked flattened out and it was tilting. After planting and watering and giving it a few weeks, it straightened up, the leaves looked healthy and it grew like a rocket, and the first fig appeared! Can't wait til it is big enough to eat!
July 28, 2015
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Brown Turkey Fig
The tree arrived shortly after placing the order. It was in good condition with small figs already growing. So far it is healthy and I look forward to next years growing season.
September 24, 2014
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
...nearly 9 months later...
I wanted to allow some time to go by to give my tree a 'chance' as I live in northeastern Pennsylvania and I didn't quite know what to expect. I received what I thought was a small tree...it came in a 3-gallon container. I didn't put this plant in the ground. I wanted a 'container fig' as I had planned to move it indoors during the winter months. Initially it grew quickly. I am guessing it would have continued to grow quickly if I had planted it in the ground. The tree even produced more than a dozen figs toward the end of the summer. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fig tree that I recently ordered that should arrive to my home next March.
December 16, 2015
Glen Mills, PA, US
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
I'm a vegetarian and Figs play an important and tasty part in the diet. I'd like to know how they're grown.
Jessica on Apr 22, 2016
Always I liked to have a fig tree in my backyard.
Mahmoud N on Apr 6, 2016
I'm a vegetarian and Figs play an important and tasty part in the diet. I'd like to know how they're grown.
Jessica on Apr 22, 2016
Love figs and know some people that have fig trees.
Brigid O on Apr 9, 2016
Always I liked to have a fig tree in my backyard.
Mahmoud N on Apr 6, 2016
This fruit is very beneficial to our health specially to our intestinal system.
Javier C on Apr 2, 2016
Love figs - trying something new, looks like the best type for our living zone
Rhonda F on Apr 1, 2016
I love to eat them right off the tree.
Dewey H on Mar 24, 2016
I love figs, I was born in Italy and having figs and different types of cheese in the morning was my delight. It will be soooooo nice to be able to do that again.
Melvina W on Mar 22, 2016
The North Carolina Extension recommends the Brown Turkey fig as a good choice for our climate.
Susan B on Mar 19, 2016
I love the color.
Timothy G on Mar 3, 2016
Like figs bought different because Im not sure which is the one I use to eat as a child.
Gloria D on Feb 25, 2016
Figs are one of my most liked fruits & they grow very fast.
MILLARD H on Feb 25, 2016
Looks awesome and healthy
Ronald C on Feb 23, 2016
Figs are our favorite fruit, so we are going to plant this one in a pot on our (hot & sunny) patio. Looking forward to adding other edible fruit trees this spring.
carol bergerot c on Feb 19, 2016
I fell in love with black figs in Italy â?¥
LAURIE T on Feb 14, 2016
Landscaping and consumption
Stephen Q on Feb 7, 2016
A tree is a gift of life!
Lara H on Dec 13, 2015
wife liked
WILLIAM N on Nov 25, 2015
For indoor
chew yin C on Nov 23, 2015
I bought this tree for a friends birthday. Hopefully she'll like it!
Patricia P on Nov 3, 2015
I want to make fig preserves like my Grandmother
Steve A on Oct 26, 2015
love to eat figs and fig-newtons!! looking forward to sharing them with my wife and young children for a healthy treat!!
David R B on Oct 25, 2015
I have one already and love it.
Mario L on Oct 14, 2015
Every home orchard should have a fig tree in it.
James C on Oct 11, 2015
cause i love figs and they said they would not grow here, ha ha ate my own figs all summer thank you Pam
stephen j on Oct 10, 2015
I love Fig and making fig preserves. My avocado tree that I ordered from you is doing well. Droping a few leaves along but a very nice straight healthy tree. So far so good
virginia f on Sep 5, 2015
There is a friend here that has one and it makes really good figs and a lot of them. Can't wait until next year when I have some.
Cleta B on Aug 22, 2015
Because of cold hardiness.
Lee A on Aug 21, 2015
Because it was said to grow in colder climes.
Clarence B on Aug 20, 2015
Love figs and know some people that have fig trees.
Brigid O on Apr 9, 2016
This fruit is very beneficial to our health specially to our intestinal system.
Javier C on Apr 2, 2016
will this fig survive chicago winters what is the coldest temperature it can withdatand?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig is not cold hardy enough for Chicago winters. We do have a Chicago Hardy fig is more suitable for you. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Chicago-Hardy-Fig-Tree.htm
I'm putting the brown turkey fig in a 20 gallon pot how do you prune it to not get more than 8ft tall?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Clip the branches back to the desired height that you would like to keep them. Make your cuts at 45 degree angles facing upward to promote new growth. It's best to prune in the early Spring.
How tall is this when it arrives?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The three gallon size is about a foot tall.
My fig tree has a lot of blacken ends on it which are dead but does that mean that the whole tree is dead?
Anita M on Mar 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My turkey fig tree has leafed out on the ground, it does not have a stem going upward. I do not want it along the ground, I want a tree. What what should I do?
i am starting late but i plan to purchase Fig trees in the middle of the summer of this year.
is that a good idea? which is a better timing.
am a novice with anything to do with planting.
but I learned from a seminar,Humans must sorround thyself
where everything is food or can be shared as food
that are healthy.
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure I'm the best person to answer this. I purchased my fig in January and kept it in my garage to keep it from the winter wind and snow. It's dormant so it's not a problem as long as you keep the tree moist. I moved it to a big pot while it was still dormant in April. It has now sprouted many new leaves. Not sure if it will actually produce figs this year, but I'm hoping. Depending on where you are located, planting in June shouldn't be an issue, just keep the tree well watered. Your tree may even arrive with leaves already sprouting. I've ordered other plants from this company and they are well packed and properly pruned. The plants may look a little war weary from shipping, but they are healthy and will thrive, mine have doubled in size from last year.
Caring for a brown turkey fig in spring?
Barbara P on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi there. The information given below is based on an article in last years organic gardening magazine and my sewing machine repair guy which is also an organic farmer that has a fig tree and I also own a fig tree.

Spring care for your brown turkey fig; it depends on what climate (or zone) you live in and if it is potted or planted in the ground. If planted in the ground, they do suggest planting it on a south facing wall. If planted where it freezes, it's recommended that you cover the tree with insulation to protect from frost. So, in the spring, you wouldn't uncover until there isn't any more frost. We have our brown turkey fig tree a large
pot and have it indoors until the last frost of the season and then move the tree to our outdoor deck. I would highly suggest a water ph soil measurer. It is suggested that the soil is kept around 2. In the spring, beautiful fig leaves will start forming, getting ready to potentially fruit! The branches also grow drastically if taken care of properly.

In the winter months, the tree goes dormant and sometimes even loosing all the branches down to the roots. It said not to be alarmed if the tree does that. While indoors this winter, it lost all leaves which is normal. We probably water the tree in the winter a total of about 2-3 times.

I hope this helps!
Good luck!
I know it is best to plant a fig tree in the fall. If I buy it now and put it in a larger container when it arrives would it "shock" it to then plant it in the Fall?
Ann T on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is best to transplant the tree as soon as possible. If you transplant it into a container after receiving it may be best to leave it in the container for awhile and maybe plant in the spring. This will be less stress on the tree. We also offer the option to delay shipping until Fall, if that would be more preferable.
I have a Brown Turkey Fig that is several years old. We live in North Dallas. It has always had two crops & lots of leaves. However this year leaves are very sparse & no fruit. Could this be cold/frost damage? I do not see any pests or mold.
Jeanne A on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is possible that it could be a result of cold and or Frost damaged; especially if you experienced a harsh winter. If you experience harsh winters in your area, you may to protect your tree during the winter to help prevent damage.
My wife remembers having a fig tree when she was younger. Very bushy type plant with very large figs. She was in Georgia. She wants a plant that will grow large figs. Any suggestions?
Gerry E on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We currently carry 4 different varieties of fig trees. Brown Turkey, Chicago Hardy, Celeste, and Little Miss Figgy. All will thrive in your area and all except Little Miss Figgy will provide you with large figs. Feel free to view these trees at the link provided below:

is it true or false? that we should not plant fig tree close to house. because root might go around water pipe?
rose b on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Roots of a fig tree are very invasive but are very shallow roots so I doubt they would go into a sewer line since most sewer lines are at least 4 -5 feet down. By invasive I mean they can interfere with other plants in the same area . Ususaaly it's best to plant fig trees in a barrel or large container. I'd plant it in the ground plant away from your house . You can keep it trimmed to a smaller size and this also effects the root structure. If you are concerned. You can dig down and put brick walls a few feet out from you fig and that will contain the roots yet the fig will generally establish enough roots to be productive. By the way the figs are delicious. Last year I had so many I made a fig spread that is great on bread. Hope this helps. Roger
Can this tree grow indoors? We live in NY and so it would have to come inside for winter.
Lara N on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The Brown Turkey Fig Tree grows very well in containers. Just make sure that it gets enough light.
I live in Raleigh NC, Can I have this tree planted in the ground?
Ricardo B on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You might want to consider putting it in a container. I believe you want to protect the tree with temperatures that drop below 20 degrees F. You can search ways to wrap it to protect it but it seems like a lot of work. I am in S. California (from N.C.!) and don't have to worry about low temps but do have my brown turkey fig in a large pot. Good luck.
is it pest resident??
CANDY on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, mine has been. Planted in north California, very dry with irrigation and wood chip mulch. Zero love and attention and it seems fine.
I live in long island NY , when is the best time to plant a fig tree? Thank you.
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Spring would be the best time. In the winter the tree needs to be wrapped or taken inside so I would definitely wait until the spring. The winter on Long Island can be rough for fig trees but I have found that even if they don't make it through the winter they typically grow back (and grow back even bigger!) I hope this helps!
Is this evergreen?
Denis A on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this not an evergreen
Help! Got this tree 3 weeks ago. Leaves were sturdy but now are dying, despite watering. Is this natural in Fall weather? Should I bring the tree (still in the original container) inside the house? I live in
Dallas (zone 8). Thanks!!
MW in Dallas on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Well, I can only speak for the weather in the Seattle area. The fall temperatures here are in the 40s at night and in the 50-60s during the day. My fig tree has already lost all of its leaves(it's in a very large container). The buds for next years growth have already been set. Last winter I kept the tree in my garage while it was dormant. I will do the same thing this year. I wouldn't water your tree too much, it's my understanding that fig trees like the soil to be dry for a couple of inches down before watering.
Can turkey fig trees thrive in ashflat, Arkansas?
Connie G on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Ash Flat AR, depending on where you are located is often considered to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 6b: -5F. Unfortunately, we do not have your direct zip code to know your exact zone location. However, I can tell you that the the Turkey Fig Tree is only recommended for 7-10. If you are located in zone 7 this tree should thrive for you. Please let us know if you have additional questions. We can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
How long will it take for this to fruit? Will it fruit the first year?
Sarah D on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My tree produced fruit the first year. I live in NJ, and I received my plant in the spring. I re-potted and brought it out to get full sun. The first fruits were rather small, but they were larger the following season.
what climate zones will the fig survive in?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I live in South Texas, and purchased the Brown Turkey Fig plant over a year ago. I have it planted in a clay pot on my back porch. I was able to harvest approximately 100 figs. The figs were not large at first but after the tree was more established the fruit started getting bigger. Very Happy so far.
are fig trees deer resistant?
bill l on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Nope. Pretty much anything that a deer can reach, it will eat, as far as fruit and nuts are concerned.
If this fig self pollinating?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, and it bears fruit heavily. I have been very happy with this tree!
How mature is this particular fig tree? Will it grow well in hot climates with no real winter?
zoniponi on Jun 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My fig tree is flourishing in Montgomery, Al one of the 3 hottest cities in the USA.
The bugs seem to be enjoying the leaves. What can I spray that is organic and not harmful to the tree to keep the bugs away?
Jana S on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to identify what bug you are dealing with first. Then you should be able to do a google search on organic treatment of that pest.
My fig tree not growing what can I do to growing faster, Thanks?
Pedro P on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Add some pelletized garden limestone and lots of composted manure to the surface so it waters in. Mulch with crushed oyster shell to reflect light and help retain moisture. If you have fish parts you can bury it in a hole next to your tree. Figs like well drained soil but do require quite a lot of water while hot months.
Second year with Brown Turkey fig in Texas but no fruit or flowers. Suggestions?!
. Thank you.
Karen D on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can try using a slow release, well balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10. You can also try manual pollination with your hand once the tree does flower to encourage fruit production.
Does the brown turkey fig self-pollinate or do you have to have more than one for it to produce?
Kelley H on Jul 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The brown turkey fig is self-fruitful but 2 plants ensures lots blooms for plenty of pollination. You can never have too many figs !
Can the Ficus Brown Turkey fig survive the winters in Southwest Ohio out doors?
Jon S on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig is not ideal for that area. You may be interested in the Chicago Hardy Fig. They can be grown in zones 5-10.

I live in st. louis mo. is this the right fig tree?
John C on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig is recommended for zones 7-10. You may be interested in The Chicago Hardy Tree. They can be grown in zones 5-10.
Can I keep the brown turkey fig plant in the garage over the winter? I'm sure it is too cold/late to plant it in a container now.
Krista on Dec 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can keep your fig tree in your garage. However, it would do fine planted in a container and placed by a large sunny window.
PAULA K on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can plant it in a 10 gallon pot and figs are relatively salt tolerant.

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