1ft Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0241BR
1ft Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot
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1ft Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot
Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 9cm Pot

Certainly one of the best figs for the British climate, should crop reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot, ideally against a south or west facing wall. Wonderful Mediterranean fruit, a rich natural source of Vitamin C, drought tolerant once established and an excellent shade plant. Will grow well in a pot, or in a pot sunk into the ground to within 2.5cm of its top.


Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival (above pot): 20-50cm
  • Tree is approx 1 years old
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m
  • Approx Spread: 2.5m
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 10 years
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Requirements

    • Light Requirements: full sun
    • Soil Requirements: alkaline, neutral, chalky, loamy, sandy
    • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

    Optional Extras
    • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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    • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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    • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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    • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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    Selected items will be included with your purchase



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    Caring and Maintenance

    If growing in a container move the plant outside in spring, once the prospect of frosts has gone. In spring mulch outdoor grown plants. Water well in summer. Figs can produce fruitlets in spring and summer. Only the small fruitlets produced in late summer can survive the winter so remove any large fruitlets which you don't believe will survive. Fruitlets produced in spring may ripen in a greenhouse but are very unlikely to ripen outdoors. Remove any fruits which are not large enough to ripen at the end of the season.

    Planting

    • Planting Distance: 3m

    If growing outdoors plant in a sunny location, ideally against a wall for protection. Figs also grow very well in containers as they can be over-wintered. Containers can also be sunk into the ground. Soil should be moisture retentive, they grow well in soil with good drainage. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They can be planted at any time but spring is the best period, as it gives the plant a full growing season to become established.
    Dig a hole that is 60cm x 60cm x 60cm and 20cm away from the base of a wall. Backfill with soil and with compost if necessary. Slabs can be used underground to limit root growth and encourage fruit crops.

    Fruit Benefits

    These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

    RHS Award of Garden Merit

    The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK. These figs are delicious fresh or even used in a pie as seen below!

    This is an example of 9cm potted plant:

     
    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 4.1/5 (8 reviews)

    Rating: 1/5

    "order was not complete:The order wasn't complete"

    Reviewed Thursday, 27 September 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "My fig plant looked healthy enough on arrival though going through Royal Mail sorting office I thought could be dodgy! (no offence meant) The fig plant hasn't died on me so I hope I can rear it."

    Reviewed Thursday, 27 September 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Received a good and health plant."

    Reviewed Monday, 17 September 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Lovely healthy plant, arrived quickly too"

    Reviewed Monday, 3 September 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Plant was in good condition and packed well."

    Reviewed Sunday, 26 August 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "We’ll pack and prepared .."

    Reviewed Wednesday, 7 February 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "Well packaged. Good instructions. Healthy looking plant."

    Reviewed Tuesday, 23 January 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "Smaller than expected."

    Reviewed Monday, 3 April 2017

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