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The only cold hardy fig that can survive northern winters! You also get TWO harvests of vitamin-rich, plump figs in summer and fall that are delightful fresh or even dried. The fruit has a rich, sweet flavor that experts feel possess cancer fighting nutrients.

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Brown Turkey Fig

The Sexy Fruit of the Gods


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

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Brown Turkey Fig
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Fig Trees 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 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. Fig Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
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Planting Mix for Fig Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Brown Turkey Fig get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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 for acid loving plants. 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.

Soil Contents
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Brown Turkey Fig
Fertilizer Tablets
Brown Turkey Fig

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
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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! 


Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 10-25 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-10
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Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Brown Turkey Fig can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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It's Easy to Plant your Brown Turkey Fig

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Brown Turkey Fig.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

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.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Brown Turkey Fig again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Elizabeth
Received my Turkey Fig in great shape - in a month it's foliage has doubled and it's doing wonderfully!

By: Teresa Stewart
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 . . .

By: S Wellnitz
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.

By: Angela Nichols
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.

By: John Scott Major
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.

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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 desires 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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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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!
Reply · Amanda W on May 30, 2014
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How tall is this when it arrives?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: The three gallon size is about a foot tall.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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Do you know what happened to the Chicago hardy fig option?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is currently on back order.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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If this fig self pollinating?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: I do not know the answer to that question. Sadly, my brown turkey fig did not make it through it's first winter.
Reply · KATHY P on Jul 28, 2014
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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
Reply · Roger J on Jun 8, 2014
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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.
Reply · Richard G on Jun 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Joseph P on Jun 20, 2014
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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 29, 2014
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