Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' - 3L Pot

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

Characteristics
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival (incl pot): 40-80cm
  • 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
  • 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
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

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Primrose Guides

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Planting and Care

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 overwintered. Containers can also be sunk into the ground. Soil should be moisture retentive, as 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. Keep a planting distance of 3m.

If growing in a container move the plant outside in spring, once the prospect of frosts has gone. Mulch outdoor grown plants in spring. 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.

Pollination

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. Some cherry trees are self-fertile while others require a pollinating partner from the same pollination group. For more information about cherry tree pollination groups please click here to see our guide.

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. They can also be cooked into delicious pies and other desserts. 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.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Good value for money. Healthy plant"

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"I am pleased with my fig tree, it arrived just as advertised."

Reviewed Monday, 20 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality larger than imagined"

Reviewed Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The first fig tree had a problem but was replaced as soon as I contacted them,and is thriving"

Reviewed Thursday, 2 August 2018

Rating: 2/5

"Expected this to come in a ceramic pot as advertised. It didn't. I feel misled. Postal service was quick."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Prompt delivery of a healthy looking fig."

Reviewed Thursday, 24 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Sturdy good looking plant should do well"

Reviewed Monday, 19 March 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Website stated clearly what the products were and I got what I was after."

Reviewed Saturday, 20 January 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Nice plant - just as expected"

Reviewed Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Looks a good plant, time will tell"

Reviewed Thursday, 23 November 2017

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