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.
Considerations for Brown Turkey Fig
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses:Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period:Very Late
Origin: California 1800's
Years to Bear:1 year
Recommended Spacing: 12-18 ft.
Mature Size: 12-20 ft.
Prune to control size and height
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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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