Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Also known as:

  • Brown Turkey Fig
  • Edible Fig
  • Common Fig
  • Higo

Plant Type

tree, shrub

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:10'
W:6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

clay, average, well-drained, rich, gritty

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Special Situation:

heat tolerant, humidity tolerant, seaside / salt tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Fruit:

purple, brown

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

Florida Hill Nursery

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Debary, Florida

386-873-8064

Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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Accents for Home and Garden

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Milton, Delaware

Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Florida Hill Nursery

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Debary, Florida

386-873-8064

Morrison's Home and Garden

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90 Long Pond Rd Plymouth, Massachusetts

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(508) 746-0970

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Specialty perennials, shrubs, and fruit trees.

Jockey Hill Nursery

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Scappoose, Oregon

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Florida Hill Nursery

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Debary, Florida

386-873-8064

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Description by: Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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The 2nd hardiest of the figs and a prolific producer. A rather coarse shrub, broad, rounded shrub that provides an interesting textural effect in the landscape. Hardy, but dies back to the ground in cold winters. Best in a protected spot. Needs a long growing season to get fruit so you might have to protect it in the fall.

Description by: Florida Hill Nursery

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Debary, Florida

386-873-8064

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The Brown Turkey Fig Tree is an old time favorite in the south for fresh eating and canning whole. The medium sized, bell shaped fruits are purplish-brown with light pink flesh. This small productive tree will produce delicious sweet figs in summer and usually a secondary crop in early Fall, which makes it a good choice for those who want to container-grow on their patio or have limited yard space. Old Brown Turkey Fig Trees have survived single digit temperatures from time to time.

Description by: Jockey Hill Nursery

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Scappoose, Oregon

Phone Number (503) 504-3812

www.jockeyhill.com

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Growing for years in abandoned field next to us

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Milton, Delaware

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BROWN TURKEY FIG (EDIBLE) - A medium greenspreading evergreen broadleaf tree in frost free areas. It is decidious in colder areas, hardy in zone 6-10. Growing 10-15' tall in sun, likes poor soil, and do not over fertilize. Produces brownish purple figs early and late summer. Bright green lobed leaves - grey bark. Fruit great fresh or for preserves. Plants are grown and shipped in 4.5" Pots with growth approx 10-12".

Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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Brown Turkey is the ultimate Southern fig producing large crops of medium to large, brown to maroon, turbinate figs over a long season that begins in June. The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Self pollinating and with a small but open eye. Fig trees do best where they get at least 8 hours of direct sun per day. Once well established they are fairly drought tolerant but extended dry periods can cause leaf and fruit drop as well as early dormancy. A deep organic mulch will help to alleviate extremes in moisture levels, reduce nematode issues, as well as to reduce competition from weeds.

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

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Long purple fruit is pink inside and sweet. Zone 7.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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This fig is supposed to do well in our climate so we are giving a few a try. Fast growing and large attractive leaves. These produce ample reddish-brown figs which are sweetly rich and good for eating fresh or drying. A few pints will pay for the tree!

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