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Brown Turkey Fig

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'


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  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • No branching... quick branch growth once planted

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-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
-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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-25 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

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Delicious Fruit Harvests Twice Per Year

Get Twice the Production of Fruit
The Brown Turkey Fig is unique because it provides two crops of fruit per year. The first crop is small and arrives in late spring or early summer. Later, your main harvest ripens in early fall and is considerably larger.  To enjoy the sweetest and richest flavor, be sure to let them ripen fully on the tree before picking.

Easy to Grow
Most figs are balmy Mediterranean varieties, but the Brown Turkey Fig is the exception. This cold-hardy bush features the finest qualities of a traditional fig, but it endures winters that would devastate most other fig trees. It does fine with winter temperatures above 10° F and is heat tolerant in the summer.  It can grow to 25 ft in height if left alone, but to keep it at a manageable height, the pruning is simple. If you have limited space, you can plant it in a container.  These are a charming addition to patios, as well as pool-side.  Self-pollinating, so you don't need more than one in order to achieve a large harvest year after year.

Countless Health Benefits
Fruit from the Brown Turkey Fig contains a higher quantity of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit you can buy. They are super healthy and 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.

Many Delicious Options for Eating Them
This fruit is medium to large in size with a reddish-brown skin. The meat of the fruit is a deep pinkish-red and of excellent quality. 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.

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This is one of our most popular figs and we tend to sell out quickly.  Order here for quick delivery right to your door.


During the winter months, Fig plants can look very small and can be light on branching. This is a normal for all figs and is not a cause of concern. When Spring arrives and your plant wakes up you will see incredibly explosive growth. You will even get fruit your first year!

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Brown Turkey Fig Pollination

Brown Turkey Fig are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Brown Turkey Fig will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Hot Figgity Dawg!
this fig tree arrived as a crunched and crumpled mess, which I attribute entirely to fedex (man)handlers, and I didn't think it would survive. immediately let Pam's know, and they quickly offered a replacement, but rescue is what we do. I wanted to save it, if possible.

it looked as though originally the tree had two tall/straight branches rising from the center, but both had broken off. three tiny branches in a whirly-gig pattern remained at the root. each of those had a few dying leaves.

planted the (remains of this) tree in a hundred-gallon planting bag, and used tiny mango branches to raise the whirly-gigs so those branches didn't get buried in the soil when watered. showered it with love as well as water every evening, and though I still need to keep the whirly-gig raised, it's doing extremely well and will soon be able to stand on its own.

its place at the moment is temporary. I put it in a "rescue bag" where I keep plants which need special care (it's rooming with an avocado, right now), but soon it will be moved to the bag it will call home (that bag will be over-stuffed with soil and topped with mulch). can't wait 'til it leaps!
it is risen!
it is risen!
January 13, 2019
4 months ago
Given as a Gift
It arrived in good condition, the recipients loved it, and enthusiastically talked about their plans for it. A big hit with them.
December 30, 2018
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
Replacement beautiful tree.
First one arrived damaged. Customer service was great. Replacement arrived in great condition. Looks healthy. Can't wait for figs.
November 17, 2018
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
Brown Turkey Fig tree
I searched for weeks for a fig tree for a birthday present for my brother. No one wanted to ship one in September except Fast Growing Trees. Living on the Gulf Coast, we were still experiencing record breaking mid 90s, perfectly safe for planting, down here. The price was affordable. The tree arrived in great shape!! I let it sit in the sun and rain for a week and a half before putting it in the ground. It's been down about two weeks now and is doing Great! Thanks so much for doing such a great job!! I'll recommend you to everyone.
October 24, 2018
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
small but seems good
packed securely and shipped super quick, it's small about the size of a softball but i put it outside in a bigger pot replanted and i am going to bring it in over the winter, i am excited to try to grow my fug tree
October 7, 2018
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
My wife loves them.
My wife wanted fig trees. I live in New Jersey. I needed a tree that would thrive in our climate. The tree also had to fruit. The two trees I received appear healthy. My wife was pleased.
October 3, 2018
7 months ago
Really won't know about them until next year,bit smaller than I thought they would be for the price.well preserved from the mailing tho healthy
September 5, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
It's a fun plant for us northern gardeners. The few fresh figs are so worth it.
Leave it in pot do not plant in ground. Bring it inside before first freeze. I remember my grandfather digging a trench in the fall and burying the tree after the first frost.
August 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Excellent !
in ground now, growing perfect !

Thank you !

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August 28, 2018
5 months ago
My brown turkey fig is doing good . Had a few leaves fall off that I am trying to figure out why . But there is signs of new growth . I am pleased with how fast the tree was shipped.
July 23, 2018
6 months ago

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. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Looking to harvest figs
justin r on Dec 16, 2018
Interesting leafs.
Maria S on Nov 22, 2018
Looking to harvest figs
justin r on Dec 16, 2018
Amazing in smoothies!! Great for power snacks!
Becky A on Nov 30, 2018
Interesting leafs.
Maria S on Nov 22, 2018
It’s will be great in the house i just got
Aldemaro R on Oct 27, 2018
My friend offered a fig to me to eat, and I loved it. I like fig newtons, so I tried the Turkey Fig variety. Gotta put a tree in the back yard.
Maybe the chickens will like them too!
Randy M on Oct 24, 2018
Needed a low growing tree to plant at the local school for our town's Arbor Day celebration
S David S on Oct 22, 2018
wanted a novel variety of fig
Andrew P on Oct 8, 2018
In memory of my deceased father-in-law who enjoyed growing the tree and eating the fruit during his life on Long Island, NY.
Ceferino E on Oct 6, 2018
Best for growing in Beaufort, SC area
Griffin N on Oct 2, 2018
rhonda s on Oct 1, 2018
I have had this variety before and I love it.
Bonnie W on Sep 19, 2018
because we want a cool, lovely tree inside our home
Han Gil J on Sep 8, 2018
Appears to be just what I wanted. The Q&A gave me the info I needed and the satisfaction ratings/comments were excellent. I've planned on having at least one fig tree, so I will try initially w/ this fig tree - starting it in a large pot until we get settled in out new home.. I will be buying a big number of trees(100+) for a windbreak around our "little House on the prairie" when I move to our new ranch later this year, so I wanted to see how this company (Fast Growing Trees) works
Carol K on Sep 8, 2018
i wanted a larger fig
JOEL W on Sep 5, 2018
have had them before....
Bonnie W on Aug 29, 2018
Oh its so delicious at the early mornning
Maher A on Aug 28, 2018
To make preserves.
Cindy Lou D on Aug 26, 2018
Figs taste delicious! The fig tree has an ancient look to it.
Tara D on Aug 26, 2018
to eat
Claud C on Aug 11, 2018
unfounded optimism
Ellen J on Aug 6, 2018
this is the best fig and is my favorite
victor s on Jul 16, 2018
growing 2 Chicago hardy fig trees wanted to plant these to see which grew better
paul b on Jul 2, 2018
I grew up on this fig and wanted a tree of my own when I separated from military service.
Amos R on Jun 19, 2018
very tasty
EDWARD M on Jun 13, 2018
Wedsite was thorough about my order. Ordering was easy. Very Helpful. Thank you.
Evelyn L on Jun 10, 2018
Because I like fig just eat.
Olga S on Jun 8, 2018
I love figs
Peter L on Mar 19, 2018
This bush starts producing very quickly.
Benny R on Feb 26, 2018
I use to have one, and I always have loved figs my parents had one with big figs.
Leopoldo M on Feb 15, 2018
Had the tree before . good and sweet fruit.
leticia r on Jan 18, 2018
We have 2 of these plants already and cant get enough of them
matt B on Jan 7, 2018
like figs and wanted trees
Sandra M on Jan 6, 2018
I am from the deep South and grew up with fig trees in our yard. Did lots of canning in the summer with my mother and am looking forward to having these in my Oklahoma garden. Bringing the deep South to the mid-South. So excited to get them.
LISA C on Jan 6, 2018
Growing up our elderly neighbor had these and would give us figs for doing his errands and yard work. Sooo worth it
Ernestina Y on Jan 1, 2018
I wanted a fruit tree that produce fruit its first year. First fig tree and I'm EXCITED!!
NinaCasse W on Jan 1, 2018
House Warming Gift
Daniel T on Dec 29, 2017
A piece of South of France in NYC apartment we hope.
pattie m on Dec 12, 2017
same as reason for celeste fig
mike d on Dec 10, 2017
i love figs. this is for me. also looking for a white fig...
deborah m on Nov 30, 2017
Personal experience, great tasting figs! Beautiful tree.
John M on Nov 28, 2017
Reviews were excellent.
Eugenia H on Nov 19, 2017
We lost our old plant and time to start new plants again.
Jimmy B on Nov 5, 2017
Love figs
Raymond J on Nov 5, 2017
Figs are so hard to find in stores...but so delicious! Now I'll find them in my back yard.
Cynthia M on Oct 22, 2017
I adopted 8 children (from the USA) and I am trying to give them a grounded life. Back to the basics kind of life, so we are trying to only plant things we, birds and the butterflies can eat or live in. All the children get so much excitement out of the little things in life with a garden.
Dawn K on Apr 24, 2017
have one growing wanted more
james h on Apr 9, 2017
My great-grandma had a fig tree in her yard and it was very huge and I remember as a child waiting for them to ripen and pick them and oh how wonderful they tasted. Saw that this tree will grow in my regionand always wanted one and had to order it. Now I will always remember my great-grandma everytime I eat a fig. Can't wait for it to be big enough to produce figs and enjoy them,
Deana M on Apr 8, 2017
I have always wanted a fig tree
william r on Apr 6, 2017
I grew up eating fresh figs overseas as a child, and love them.
Nathan W on Apr 3, 2017
for eat
HALEY K on Apr 3, 2017
Amazing in smoothies!! Great for power snacks!
Becky A on Nov 30, 2018
It’s will be great in the house i just got
Aldemaro R on Oct 27, 2018
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.
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.
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:
Caring for a brown turkey fig in spring?
Barbara P on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There are no special requirements for figs in the spring... Nature will do all of the work for you.
What's the smallest size container I can plant this in?
Krista on Nov 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The smallest size container I would put this in is a 7 gallon.
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.
is it pest resident??
CANDY on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig has a very good pest resistance rating.
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.
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.
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!
A couple of questions: Can this be an indoor tree? Is this the best fig tree for Maryland?
Louis A on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In Spfld IL I keep it outside in summer and garage in the winter. It produces a few delicious figs.
We live in Carson city Nevada will it survive here?
papaw on Jun 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think you will find brown turkey figs "iffy" in Carson City, NV. I am in Kentucky and have decided to grow figs in containers so I can move plants into garage over the winter. I have 2 brown turnkey plants in the ground. Mild winters are great and the trees have good fig production. During colder years, the plants die back and have to come up from the roots and have very little fig production. Hope this helps.
Do you need two trees to polinate?
Linda M on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Linda, No, you do not need two trees. We have had our tree for a couple of years and have fruit twice per year--spring and fall. The tree loses its leaves in the winter and new growth begins when the warmer weather arrives. Hope this helps. John
How late in the year can tree be planted in central Texas?
Robert G on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Robert, i am in the Pacific Northwest and the tree i received was small enough that i put it in a planting bucket so i could move it to a desired spot when needed. I will transfer it to it permanent spot next spring.
Barry S on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted three in yard immediately and one has been in pot on porch for two years. The biggest fastest growing largest producer is the one in the large planter
Not sure if that is what you were wanting to know
Is this evergreen?
Denis A on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this not an evergreen
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.
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.
do you hav a video on how to prune my fig tree ?
hangman on Jul 14, 2018
Can fig trees be grown in containers?
Cheryl H on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow figs in a container.
will this fig survive Utah winters, what is the coldest temperature it can withstand?
Luz Derly P on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-10. They are cold tolerant down to 10F. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I live only 7 months a year in Jupiter, florida and head north at the end of May and return mid October. Would this tree only bear fruit when I was away ?
Lynne R on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig will produce a small (referred to as the breba crop) and it arrives in late spring or early summer. Later, your main harvest ripens in early fall and is considerably larger.
Is it too early to plant a fig tree in Munford tn, zone 7?
Adam P on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. A
Is brown turkey. Figtree. The. Open eye or closed eye fig.?
Gary D on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Brown Turkey Fig is self pollinating and with a small but open eye.
I live in south Louisiana in zone 9a. Do I need to wait till spring to plant or can I plant in January?
Tim L on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant them now.
what is a base line pounds of crops that one brown turkey fig tree will produce ?
Kimmie G on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can produce up to 25-30 pounds per year.
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.


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