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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Feet
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 8

Vern’s Brown Turkey Fig is a darling tree-like shrub that produces two crops of sweet-tasting fruit in the late spring and early summer. A mature plant can produce 10 to 15 pounds of figs. The delicate fruit is best eaten fresh but can keep for a few days or up to a week if refrigerated. Ficus carica is a deciduous plant with woody stems and large glossy foliage with a slight ruffle. Vern’s Brown Turkey Fig will stand about 12 feet tall and features deeply lobed green foliage.

Vern's Brown Turkey Fig Care

Plant in the spring using fertile soil that is moist but well-drained. The soil should have a neutral to alkaline pH. Space plants about 10 to 15 feet apart. Select a spot with full sun to partial shade, so about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. Prune the plant during the winter to maintain its shape.

Growing Vern's Brown Turkey Fig

Vern's Brown Turkey Fig is a reliable producer once mature, but it will take about two years before this self-pollinating plant will produce fruit. Protect the plant when grown in cold climates where the winter temperature will dip below 10 degrees F. 

Growing Vern's Brown Turkey Fig in Containers

This beauty can be grown in containers for flexible placement options. Container-grown plants must be brought indoors to overwinter in cold climates to protect the roots from cold temperatures.

Watering Vern's Brown Turkey Fig

Keep the soil consistently damp. Water new plants weekly or whenever the top few inches of the soil dry out. Plants grown in containers will need to be watered more often.

Feeding Vern's Brown Turkey Fig

Amend the soil with organic compost when planting and top-dress the soil each year using compost. Feed this tree using a balanced fertilizer with a ratio like 10-10-10 annually in the spring.

Vern's Brown Turkey Fig Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Feet
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Feet
Spacing: 10 - 12 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Vern's Brown Turkey Fig
Other Name(s):

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