Brown Turkey Fig
Grow Your Own Tasty Figs
The Brown Turkey Fig combines one of the tastiest homegrown crops with an easy-to-grow nature for a winning home orchard tree. As a bonus, this tree offers an unusual winter appearance too.
The twisted trunks of the Brown Turkey Fig give the deciduous tree winter interest. Prune it carefully to reveal the beauty of the structure. The bright green leaves lend it a tropical look in the summer. Wide-spreading roots give it the stability it needs to grow 15-25 feet tall. The Brown Turkey Fig can often grow wider than it is tall. This spreading habit makes it an excellent screen between your home and anything you'd rather not see.
Like most fruiting trees, the Brown Fig prefers full sun. Lots of sunlight helps promote a heavy harvest of fruit with a high concentration of sugars. That means you'll get tons of sweet, delicious fruits for recipes, canning, drying or eating out of hand. The fruits ripen in August with a reddish-brown skin and red interior.
The Brown Fig is an easy and sweet way to start a home orchard.
During hot spells, you may see some browning and spotting on your leaves. Don't worry- it's only temporary. It focuses all its energy on producing fruit. The leaves then turn brown in the fall, but turn a vibrant green in early spring.