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Brown Turkey Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'


How about some nice brown sugar sweet figs right in your own backyard? The Brown Turkey Fig Tree is one of the sweetest fig tree varieties out there. Enjoy fresh fruit right off this fig tree.  

Brown Turkey Fig is a fast growing tree that can reach heights up to 18-25 feet tall. It will also produce 2 rounds of fruit per year. It doesn't have to be used as a specimen tree. You can also use it to screen your neighbor and enjoy fresh figs at the same time.  You will have figs in the first year

Key Benefits

  • Fresh eating
  • Fig cookies
  • Preserves
  • And much more
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Yellow

How To Care

When planting your Brown Turkey Fig tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant this Fig tree almost any time of the year.

Fig trees thrive in full sun and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing. After the establishment period, in most areas you will only need to water during dry spells. However, if you are in an extremely dry and/or hot climate, you may need to water a couple times per month in summer throughout your Fig tree's life. If you see wilting leaves, your Fig tree needs more water. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Fig trees. Mulching protects those shallow roots from drying out. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in spring to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release, balanced fertilizer like the one we carry to feed your fig. Once established if your tree is growing and fruiting well, there is no need to fertilize. Figs trees grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Fig in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Mealy Bugs are insects that can affect Fig trees. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infestations you can use a pesticide like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fig trees can encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

Harvesting Tip: Do not harvest your figs until they are ripe indicated by a rich purple/brown hue and a fruit that has some give. Once picked, figs stop ripening.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Yellow

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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John J.
United States United States


Very satisfied in my whole process and the tree looks great, no disappointment when it got here.

Alice F.
United States United States

Great Product

I do not see my 3rd order in my history nor did I receive emails that the order was complete. However, someone did call me to let me know the status. The 3rd order of plants came in a damaged package, but the plant themselves were in good shape. One fig from the 2nd order appears stressed and had yellow leaves. The fig was the first order is doing great, 2nd is poorly, but 3rd looks good.

Ferrante, A.
United States United States

Brown Turkey Fig Tree and Blueberry Bush

I have ordered from other websites and received a 1/2 twig which never took off. I am Amazed as the Fig Tree which is a nice height, has leaves and several tiny budding fruit. The blueberry bush also had some budding fruit. I live in the Northern part of Florida and right now it is hot. These plants are doing great after 5 days in that sun. I love them and plan to continue to purchase my trees, bushes, etc from Planting Tree. Oh, and they were wrapped very well. Very impressed.

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Kraig D.
United States

Great experience buying online

Fantastic experience

Nigora R.
United States

First time buyer

It was great. Order was received timely, every plant was wrapped carefully. Although one hydrangea and a snowball bush both seem sick. Their leaves are covered with black spots. I am wondering if I should get something to treat it .

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