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Brown Turkey

Brown Turkey, photo courtesy of desert native/flickr.com

Brown Turkey, photo courtesy of desert native/flickr.com

This is a self-fertile fig variety (no pollinator required), suitable for growing in the UK. It crops well, producing loads of sweet fruit with brownish skins and reddish flesh. The fruit is ripe in late August/September. You can enjoy the fruit fresh from the tree, and you can even try drying the figs in an airing cupboard, turning them every day (it will probably take about a week to complete the drying process).

The tree does best in a sheltered position, or as a fan-trained tree against a south-facing wall.. However the root run needs to be restricted, by planting the tree in a container, sunk into the soil. The container needs to have two fair-sized drainage holes, covered by broken parts of terra cotta pots. This to stop the drainage holes from blocking up over time.

Click here to go to the Tree Varieties page, where you can select this and other varieties in a provisional order

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