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Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Common Name(s):
Brown Turkey fig
Categories:
Edible Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

This is one of the most popular figs grown in the United States. It needs protection in winter when temperature drops below 10 degree. There is little maintenance needed. Heat tolerant and self pollinating. 

Height:
10-20 ft.
Foliage:
The green leaves are large and thick. It is usually three to five sinuses lobed.
Flower:
The flowers are unisexual and minute. Borne in leaf axils.
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Loamy and well drained soil.
Edibility:
The small-sized fruit ripens in July. The fruit has a small to medium ostiole and is good for fresh eating and dried eating. The fruit has bronze skin and amber pulp, tastes mild and sweet.
Width:
120-20 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2973

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fruit pulp
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fruit
Photo by madika, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fruit and leaves
Photo by Doug McAbee, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' Fruit tree
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0