4ft 'Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | Half Standard | 4L Pot

Code: TR0240
4ft 'Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | Half Standard | 4L Pot
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4ft 'Brown Turkey' Fig Tree | Half Standard | 4L Pot

The best fig to grow outside in the UK

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.

Variety Information

Needs A Pollination Partner? Fig trees don't need to be fertilised to produce fruit. No
Harvesting Period July-September
Estimated Time to Cropping 2 Years
Estimated Time to Best Yields 5 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As 4L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.120-150cm (4-5ft)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 5m x 2m (16 x 6.5ft)
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Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
    1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    £4.99
    In Stock
  • 40cm Polystone Medium Black Round Planter
    Add +
  • 50cm Polystone Large Black Round Planter
    Add +
  • 44cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
    Add +
  • 51cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Fig trees are easy to grow, but producing a good crop is challenging. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: figs are native to Western Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and are best grown in full sun, ideally against a self-facing wall that radiates heat. Figs need to be wrapped in frost protection come winter. Potted plants can be moved into any unheated outbuilding once they are dormant.
  • Position: to produce a decent crop, figs need to be grown in a greenhouse or against a south facing wall. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting in strong winds.
  • Soil Types: soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
  • Planting In Pots: figs grow well in pots as restrictions on growth stimulate fruit set. Figs are suited to marginally acidic soil, so any compost except ericaceous and mushroom is fine. Choosing a black pot is recommended as it absorbs heat. White mulch will reflect light back towards the tree.

Fig trees are parthenocarpic, which means they still produce fruit in the absence of pollinators.

As parthenocarpic fruits aren't pollinated, they don't produce seeds, and can only be propagated vegetatively through cuttings. These cuttings are grown on their own roots and as such figs don't have rootstocks.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Great product and great service."

Reviewed Sunday, 14 April 2019

Rating: 5/5

"this fig tree was first class product"

Reviewed Monday, 11 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely healthy tree. A good size. Came well packaged with simple instructions. My grandmother loved it! We’ll just have to see if it bears any fruit in the autumn!"

Reviewed Monday, 7 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"A1 for service and product"

Reviewed Monday, 31 December 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Prompt delivery and good product"

Reviewed Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Not sure what to expect as never had one before,but it looks strong and in good condition,will have to wait and see how it gets along,,,"

Reviewed Sunday, 30 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great service, quick delivery. Highly reccomending"

Reviewed Sunday, 26 August 2018

Rating: 4/5

"In good condition although very small pot"

Reviewed Thursday, 9 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"lovely healthy tree, grwoing well"

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent delivery service and brilliant tree ! I bought this fig tree as a thank you present and recipient was thrilled !"

Reviewed Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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