If you think you couldn’t grow (or wouldn’t like) figs, think again. Our English Brown Turkey combines bigger, better fruits with greater cold-hardiness. This rare strain of Brown Turkey is exceptionally cold hardy for a fig (15-20 F degrees with no damage and with effective winter protection can handle even colder temps). Around August expect plump, round, brown-purple fruits of excellent quality and sweetness. Keeps producing figs until heavy frost. Fruits are bigger than most other cold-hardy figs and are exceptionally good flavored, very sweet and tender.
Grows prolifically and rapidly come mid-spring, putting on lush branch growth, large lovely leaves and sweet figs at the leaf nodes. Fruits form on branches originating on 1-Year old wood (last season’s growth). Should be kept as a bushy shrub below zone 7 and protected with very heavy straw or leaf mulch around the trunk through winter. New branches will sprout and grow off the trunk and ripen fruit the same season. We have been growing this English Brown Turkey in Kentucky for over 12 years and it has fruited well every single year. The mother tree has outgrown the need for winter protection and has a trunk diameter of about 9-10″. See photo at the bottom of the “Fig” page.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANTS.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.
Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.
Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit.
Resistant to: Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6-10. Winter protection in zone 6 recommended.
Plant size: CHOOSE SIZE
OUR NURSERY IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN 100% FIG BUD MITE FREE.