Back Garden Fig Bush (Ficus carica ?Brown Turkey?)


on Friday, August, 27 2010 @ 11:54:58 am (259 words)
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Brown Turkey Fig

In the back garden I have a brown turkey fig bush. Each morning I go out and gather the ripe figs for my breakfast. Brown turkey figs will actually have two crops of figs; an early crop and a larger crop that ripens between the months of August and September.

Brown turkey figs are very easy to grow. Any sunny spot in the garden will work and they will even grow in partial shade, although they prefer a sunny location for best growth and production of fruit. Brown turkey figs can be grown in a variety of soil types as long as the soil drains well. Figs do require regular watering, especially during hot summer months, to produce big juicy fruits. Brown turkey figs are rather hardy; however, long periods of cold weather can kill back the tops. Don't worry if this happens as new growth will come up from the roots. Fruits are set on new growth, so when the bush becomes too large, pruning will be necessary to bring the bush back to a more reasonable height.

Brown turkey fig bushes can produce large crops of fruit. To have sweet juicy figs, it is best to let them ripen on the bush. However, figs do have a very short shelf life so the question as what to do with that large crop of fruit may come to mind. I have the answer, make fig preserves! To see how easy it is to make your own homemade fig preserves, just visit my kitchen at http://kitchen.secretcorners.net/2010/08/27/how-to-make-fig-preserves


4 comments

Comment from: Ron [Visitor]
RonI love figs! They taste so good and they are easy to grow if watered adequately. I don’t know the variety names of those I have, but they are growing very well here in coastal Texas.
10/19/10 @ 20:01
Comment from: kimberly [Member]  
KimmyI was talking to a woman tonight at Lowe’s Home Improvement about growing figs. She was from the north and I explained to her that they would freeze back to the ground each year in the north and is why she never saw them growing up north.
10/19/10 @ 20:04
Comment from: Robert [Visitor]
RobertI think I’ve seen that very fig. If you tell me they are common…I may snatch one off a particular specimen I’ve seen…
07/30/12 @ 21:10
Comment from: kimberly [Member]  
KimmyYes, they are common and I think tend to be the variety sold at a lot of garden shops. They are easy to root so if you know someone that has one, they can take a branch down to the ground, weigh it down, and place soil over the branch. It will take root and then you can cut if from the main and plant it. As for taste, very yummy!
07/30/12 @ 21:16

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