Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L Pot

Code: TR0241
Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L PotFig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L PotFig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L Pot
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Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L PotFig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L PotFig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L Pot
Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L 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.

  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival (incl pot): 70-90cm
  • Tree is approx 2 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™ Mycorrizal Fungi
      Add +
    • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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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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    Q:Does Height Really Matter?

    A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
    One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
    To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
    Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
    So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

    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 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.

    Growth 3 Months After Planting In June

    These figs are delicious fresh or even used in a pie as seen below!

    Customer Reviews
    Rating: 4/5

    "Good delivery time and healthy looking plant"

    Reviewed Saturday, 20 January 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "The quality of the plants is good and as described and they arrived when stated"

    Reviewed Thursday, 23 November 2017

    Rating: 4/5

    "Plant a little distressed on arrival. This is a gift so hope it will survive!"

    Reviewed Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    Rating: 5/5

    "Excellent quality and tree already doing well."

    Reviewed Thursday, 29 June 2017

    Rating: 4/5

    "As it was a present and I didn't actually see it I can't comment '

    But the recipient was delighted and highly approved.

    Reviewed Friday, 18 November 2016

    Rating: 5/5

    "Lovely healthy plant"

    Reviewed Sunday, 23 October 2016

    Rating: 4/5

    "Every thing as promised and well packed"

    Reviewed Monday, 30 November 2015

    Rating: 5/5

    "Growing well. A strong young fig tree. Thanks!"

    Reviewed Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    Rating: 5/5

    "Really healthy looking plant, very happy with the purchase."

    Reviewed Monday, 8 June 2015

    Rating: 4/5

    "Good packaging, very promptly despatched and delivered."

    Reviewed Monday, 25 May 2015

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