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FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'
Commonly known as Common fig
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Deciduous - 3- or 5-lobed leaves 10-24cm (4-9¾in) long.
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 4m (13ft)
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Tree - or tall shrub with spreading head. Pear-shaped receptacles develop into single fruit (4in) long, green when young, maturing to dark green, purple or dark brown
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Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Against a wall - keep roots restricted to encourage fruiting
Full sun - shelter from cold, drying winds
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Good to know - - best grown trained against a sunny wall or fence.
Pests & Diseases - trouble free if grown outside.
Place of origin - western Asia, eastern Mediterranean.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf margin - Lobed - see photos above
Leaf shape - Orbicular - see photos above
Pruning group - Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Seasonal Interest - Spring -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich with plenty of leaf mould.
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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