Our Fig 'Brown Turkey' standard trees are supplied with a small head of branches above a straight single stem to create an attractive standard tree that is ideally suited to growing in patio containers.
Specially selected for the UK climate, Fig 'Brown Turkey' is fully hardy and can be grown very successfully outdoors. This popular self fertile fig tree produces large crops of sweet, juicy figs with a deep red flesh under their brown skins. Fruits develop in spring and ripen from August to September. A second crop often develops in late summer and if protected, these fruits will ripen during the following summer. Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 1m (39").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant
1 X 5 Litre Potted Fig Plant (T14302)
Water fig trees regularly, particularly during hot dry periods. Figs will not require much feeding except for a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant in spring. In particularly cold areas container grown plants can be moved to a frost free position in winter to protect the developing fruits and fruit bearing shoot tips from frost. Protect the fruits and stems of figs grown outdoors by wrapping them in a layer of straw and hessian in severe weather.
Figs may be fan trained against a wall or grown as a bush. To bush train: Start pruning fig trees in the first spring after planting. Select 8 to 10 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 60cm (24") and shorten them by half to encourage more branching and to establish a framework. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any crossing, crowded or damaged shoots from between selected branches to create an open bush.
In following years figs require little pruning except to remove any damaged or misplaced shoots to maintain the open framework. New shoots can be pinch pruned in summer back to 5 or 6 leaves to encourage fruit formation.
When growing figs in the UK climate the fruits will develop in spring and ripen throughout the summer for harvesting in late summer or autumn when soft. A second crop may begin to develop in late summer. Leave these figs intact - any that survive the winter will ripen the following year.Caution: The foliage and sap of Ficus carica is harmful if eaten and may irritate the skin and eyes.
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Homegrown fig within one year 2011-09-18
I received my T&M fig tree standard in early spring this year, and even though the weather was not brilliant over the summer, I still had one fig from the tree. (I would have had 4 more, but the garden creatures got there first.) It tasted wonderful. Even without the fruit, the tree gives the garden a lot of interest for its beautiful leaves. I am growing mine in a pot on a sunny patio, and I've placed it near a wall to reduce the chances of it blowing over and to help with the sun ripening.