The Brown Turkey Fig is a highly prized fruit tree known for its sweet, juicy, and flavorful figs. This deciduous tree is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8-10 and can grow to a height of 15-30 feet with a similar spread. It typically grows to between 8 and 30 feet in height and 5 to 15 feet in width. It has a moderate growth rate and a rounded, open form. It produces small, yellowish-green flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by sweet, dark purple figs in late summer and early fall. The figs are edible and can be eaten fresh or dried. The tree has a medium-sized trunk and dark green, lobed leaves.
The Brown Turkey Fig thrives in well-draining soil and prefers a sunny location, though it can also tolerate some shade. It is also adaptable to a range of soil types, from sandy to heavy clay. In terms of watering, the Brown Turkey Fig is relatively drought-tolerant and can thrive with little water once established. With 3-4 gallons of water and full sun, you can enjoy fresh figs right in your backyard! With its attractive form, large leaves, and delicious fruit, the Brown Turkey Fig is an ideal choice for a fruit orchard or home garden. The figs produced by this tree are often harvested in late summer and early fall, providing a delicious and nutritious treat for any gardener.
The Brown Turkey Fig is an excellent choice for a landscape tree as it is low maintenance, very ornamental, easy to grow, and provides a bounty of delicious figs. It is resistant to pests and diseases and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. It is best grown in full sun and with regular watering. Pruning is not necessary but can be done to maintain the shape of the tree. In fall, the leaves turn yellow-green before dropping. With its hardiness, low maintenance requirements, and ornamental value, it is an excellent addition to any landscape.