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Brown Turkey Fig (Ficus carica)

A beautiful, dark copper to purple-coloured skin with a meaty flesh that is rich and sweet. This is a fig that's a long time favourite. The white-to-pink flesh is perfect in salads or desserts, dried or fresh.

Brown Turkey is known by a number of different names, some of which are Texas Brown Turkey, Texas Everbearing or Old Brown Turkey.

A large elongated fruit with dark brownish purple skin, Brown Turkey is a heavy producer of 2 crops of fruit a year. The early crop or Breba crop is large and sweet with the main crop being medium size and abundant. 
 

Plant Care 

Light

Require 8 hours a day of full sun and long hot summers to produce fruit.

Water

Like regular water when first planted, but will tolerate drought once the tree is established. Water deeply at least once a week the first year

Soil

Well drained fertile soil slightly alkaline

Fertilizer

Young plant only needs 30g of general fertiliser once a month as soon it produces leaves. Established trees require less feeding, preferably 500g for each foot of height once at the end of winter, once halfway through spring and then a final fertilizing at the height of summer.

Avoid using a high nitrogen, fast release fertilizer. This will promote strong leaf growth at the expense of fruit production. Opt for a bloom boosting fertiliser with long nutrient release. They also like old composed manure added twice yearly.

Wind

Sensitive to wind, protection cover is needed when plant is small.

Frost

Frost hardy variety.

Fig trees need winter protection in areas where the temperatures will drop below 25 degrees F.

Fruiting

2-3 years. Grafted plant will be quicker.