"Ficus carica"


Brown Turkey

Popular fig tree of the South. Allow the medium sized reddish-brown tinted fruit to ripen on the tree. Pick and eat fresh. While not botanically a fruit (the fig is a structure of small flowers on the inside), we don't mind since the taste is so delicious!

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Chill Hours: 100
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Self-fertile; does not require pollination
Blooming Season: -
Ripening Season: Breba crop in Spring, Main Crop in Fall.
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: First year with dependable crop subsequent years. Breba crop in early summer on old growth, Main crop in late summer/fall on new growth. Fruits on new growth.
Full Size: Large 15'-20' high shrub
Cold Tolerance: Cold tolerant to zone 7
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Drought Tolerant once established but ensure watering during flowering & fruiting. For initial planting water every day to every other day and then gradually begin water 2-3 times per week after initial planting
Soil & Site Requirements: Prefers Alkaline soil but adaptable to many soil conditions