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Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

Consumer Information

Alternative Names:

comm. Fig

Narrative Description:

A deciduous shrub with large, architectural, lobed leaves. Edible, sweet figs are produced in autumn.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Best grown trained against a sunny wall or fence. Restrict roots by laying rubble in the planting hole and lining the sides with paving slabs.

Possible Situation:

Perfect in a sunny, sheltered courtyard, against a wall for support.

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Bushy

Height x Spread / Trail:

400 x 400 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Autumn

Flower Colour:

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

N/A

Planting Recommendations:

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

This is a frost tender plant and will need to be protected in cold weather to help it survive.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

MORACEAE

Genus:

Ficus

Species:

carica

Cultivar:

Brown Turkey

Alternative Names:

comm. Fig

Category:

Vegetables

Recommended Pot Sizes:

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

20 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

June - July

Recommended Sales Window:

April - November

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:25/18
Qty:62

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.