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Fig Brown Turkey

Fig Brown Turkey


Description: The Brown Turkey Fig is a deciduous shrub or small tree with large, lobed leaves that are dark green and slightly hairy on the upper surface and lighter green underneath. It produces medium to large-sized fruit with a purplish-brown skin and sweet, reddish-pink flesh. The fruit is typically pear-shaped or round and can be eaten fresh or used in cooking, baking, or drying. Brown Turkey Figs are self-pollinating, meaning they do not require another fig tree for pollination.

Size: Brown Turkey Fig trees typically reach a height of 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 meters) and a spread of 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 meters) at maturity, although they can be pruned to maintain a smaller size if desired. The size of the tree can vary depending on growing conditions, pruning, and age. When grown in containers, Brown Turkey Figs can be kept smaller and more manageable.

Best Growing Zones: Brown Turkey Figs are well-suited to regions with warm, Mediterranean-like climates. They thrive in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 11, where winters are mild and summers are warm. However, they can also be grown in cooler climates with protection from freezing temperatures and harsh winter conditions. Brown Turkey Figs may be grown as container plants and brought indoors during the winter in colder climates.

Soil and Sun Requirements: Brown Turkey Figs prefer well-drained soil with good fertility and adequate moisture retention. They thrive in full sun exposure, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Adequate sunlight is essential for promoting vigorous growth and fruiting. Brown Turkey Figs are relatively tolerant of a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils, as long as they are well-drained.

Maintenance: Brown Turkey Fig trees are relatively low-maintenance once established. They require regular watering, especially during dry periods or when grown in containers. Prune fig trees as needed to remove dead, diseased, or overcrowded branches and to maintain the desired shape and size. Fertilize fig trees annually in early spring with a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and fruiting.

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