AWARD

FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'

Commonly known as Common fig

Free-fruiting fig with a good yellow autumn colour. The fruits have purple-brown skins when ripe and are rich and sugary which makes this an excellent dessert variety
Further Reading....
  • 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)
    Borderline
  • Against a wall
    Keep roots restricted to encourage fruiting
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Best grown trained against a sunny wall or fence.
    Medicinal properties
    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
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • 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
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich with plenty of leaf mould.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant with sunlight
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
3m (10ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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