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Fig 'Brown Turkey'Ficus carica

2 Options from £16.99

3 Reviews
1 x 9cm potted fig plant £16.99 Despatch: by end of July
1 x 4 litre potted fig plant £24.99 Despatch: by end of September
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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. With their attractive lobed foliage, Figs make a dramatic feature when fan trained against a sunny wall or grown in a container on the patio. 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: 3m (9'). Spread: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.


Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Walls And Fences, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant

Hardy

Full sun

300cm (118.1in)

400cm (157.5in)

1 X 9cm Potted Fig Plant (T42027)
1 X 4 Litre Potted Fig Plant (T14277)

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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.
Grow fig trees in a sheltered, sunny position. A warm, south facing site against a wall is ideal. Figs prefer a moisture retentive, fertile, well drained soil that is slightly alkaline. Prior to planting fig trees, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Figs have a vigorous growth habit but can be restricted by constructing a 60cm (2') square, open bottomed brick or concrete pit around the root system. Add a 15cm (6") layer of broken stone to the base of the pit. Alternatively plant figs in large patio containers using a well drained compost such as John Innes No.3. When growing fig trees in containers they should be repotted every two years. If figs are to be wall trained, install support wires prior to planting.

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Reviews

Fabulous fig tree 2016-03-14

I've just received my fig tree & I'm so impressed with the size & health of the tree. I thought it would be much younger, but it's a lovely size with a good thick trunk & even a few little figs starting to grow! Great ball of roots too. Very well packed. I've now planted it out so fingers crossed it likes its new home!

T&M replied on 2016-03-14: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Brown Turkey Fig 2013-03-22

Weve had our tree for just one year and at the moment have over 50 strong healthy figs in growth up to two inches in size. Not bad for March! I'm very happy with this variety and would definitely recommend it.

Brown Turkey Fig 2011-07-28

Lovely stong growth in 1st year of planting. Large bright green leaves. Very pleased.