Picking plump, juicy figs straight from a tree is one of life's greatest pleasures, especially when served up with some wafer thin slices of Parma ham and a drizzle of honey. Divine!
Boasting masses of large, pear-shaped fruit with deep red flesh that are ready for picking in late summer and early autumn, Brown Turkey is perfect in a large pot or grown in the ground.
Even before the fruit is ripe the large shrub or small tree adds a presence to the garden as branches are clothed with large, deeply lobed leaves.
Despite originating from warmer climates, this amazing fig is incredibly tough, easily shrugging off temperatures down to -15°C in the UK. Extremely drought tolerant when established, figs do best in a brightly lit, sunny spot.
Keep plants productive and compact by restricting roots by growing in large pots or planting in 60cm square planting holes, filling the base with a layer of gravel and line sides with paving slabs.
Planting Advice for Fig Brown Turkey
Aftercare Advice for your Ficus
If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months.
Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.
Pruning Advice for Brown Turkey Fig