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Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey fig’

Fig

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember & August
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium-light green

Description

Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey fig’ (Fig). This variety produces medium sized fruits which have a sweet good flavour.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree or Fruit

Origin

Asia Minor

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This fruits regularly in the open in southern England and in many parts of the Midlands and East Anglia in a warm position. For a good crop, root restriction is advisable. Fruiting is from mid August to mid September, depending on the site.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings or by air layering in summer.

Figs have an obligate mutualism with Fig wasps. Only the Fig wasp can pollinate Figs and they can only reproduce in Fig flowers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.

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