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Brown Turkey Fig 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.
Many people wonder how to grow figs. These fruit trees are among the easiest of the fruit trees that can be grown. They grow happily in both the ground and containers, making them perfect for all kinds of gardeners.
Good fig tree care doesn’t require much. You should prune in late winter just before growth begins, so you don’t injure the plant.
Harvesting your figs can be done as soon as the fruit is softening. Figs are not tasty until they are ripe, so you will need to let them stay on the tree until fully ripened.
Figs will stop ripening once they are removed from the tree. You can store them in the refrigerator for a week or two until you are ready to use them in recipes or eat them.
The fruit is medium to large in size and is 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.
Fig fruit contains a higher quantity of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit you can buy. They are very healthy and are a great source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and iron. There is even evidence suggesting 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 overlooked.
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.
It 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. It will perform best when positioned to enjoy a full day’s worth of sun.