Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' Standard - 4L Pot

Code: TR0240
Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' Standard - 4L Pot
Fig Tree 'Brown Turkey' Standard - 4L Pot

Certainly one of the best figs for the British climate. It crops reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot, ideally against a south or west facing wall. Once established, the plant is drought tolerant and provides excellent shade, and also produces wonderful Mediterranean fruit that are naturally rich in Vitamin C. Will grow well in a pot, or in a pot sunk into the ground to within 2.5cm of the rootball.

'Standard' is a term to describe the size of the tree as it is delivered to you. The eventual growth height of the tree is no different. Standards are more mature with thicker stems.

  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m
  • Approx Spread: 2.5m
  • Comes in a: 4L pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival (above pot): 120-140cm (4ft-4'7")
  • Tree is approx. 3 years old
  • 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 10-20 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

Caring and Maintenance

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.


  • 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 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.
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!

Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"The trees look healthy & well developed. A small sample fig was included in the box to show what it will produce; hopefully, a lot more this summer. Too early to say more; only later this year will I be able to say how well the trees became established."

Reviewed Thursday, 16 February 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Looked healthy and made a great present thanks!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Monday, 2 January 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very efficient and delivered when you said you would. I chose you when another supplier let me down and I am glad I did. Well packed. I would certainly use again."

Reviewed Thursday, 29 December 2016

Rating: 5/5

"It looks amazing!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived with a few figs on the tree. Taller than I had thought which is brilliant. Again will have to wait until next year to see what happens to the tree."

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived well packed and in good condition. Quite a lot of foliage and figs still on trees."

Reviewed Monday, 7 November 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Quality product"

Reviewed Monday, 31 October 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent customer service. Speedy delivery and all plants arrived in good health."

Reviewed Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Rating: 1/5

"The saddest looking fig tree I ever saw. Considering it's four feet height I would have expected a lot more growth at the top and a thicker 'trunk'.
Clearly forced to grow at speed and quite unnaturally. Luckily the price meant it was not worth returning, but I won't be buying from you again.

Reviewed Saturday, 30 July 2016

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with this fig tree. If a Primrose product does not meet your expectations please do contact us to discuss a replacement or a refund, we are always happy to help!"
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