Brown Turkey Fig


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The Brown Turkey Fig tree produces one of the largest figs of our collection. The Brown Turkey fig has watermelon-colored flesh and violet-brown skin. Brown Turkey Fig trees have a light breba crop and heavy main crop. The Brown Turkey fig tree requires considerable summer heat to ripen evenly; use a brick or masonry wall in coastal or short growing season climates to improve heat gain. Vigorous grower if left unpruned.  Figs are 2-3 feet in height when shipped. Please see below for further information on our fruit trees for sale.


Growing Considerations for Brown Turkey Fig

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Years to Bear: 1 year

Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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Susan Kritzik
5 of 5 Stars
It is difficult to imagine a better brown fig. This fig is so succulent and tender, that it puts Black Mission to shame. There is no comparison in the quality, with Brown Turkey being far better. We live in the Bay Area of California, but away from the fog, so it gets adequate heat to ripen.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.