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Brown Turkey Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
    18 reviews
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
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Brown Turkey Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
    18 reviews

Easy to Grow Fig Tree in your Own Backyard!

  • Produces up to 2 pounds of fruit a year!
  • Brown sugar sweet figs!
  • Figs the First Year
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Product Details

growing zone 7-10 Growing Zones 7-10
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA, GA, OR

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
Brown Turkey Fig Tree FAQ

Is This Fig Tree Self Pollinating?

This Fig is a self pollinating tree that produces 2 lbs. of sweet figs every year.

How Fast Do These Fig Trees Grow?

These Fig trees are fast growing and can grow to be 18-25 feet tall with a spread of 15-20 feet.

How To Plant

Brown Turkey Fig trees are adaptable to a variety of well drained soils and should be planted in grow zones 7-11 with full sun exposure and some protection from freezing winds.

Brown Turkey Fig Tree Care

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. Figs also do great when grown in containers.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Fig Tree, Dwarf Tree and Fruit Trees collections.


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.

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