|Project by Karson||posted 10-11-2013 03:52 PM||2374 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
About 4-5 years ago one of the kids gave my wife a fig tree. for Mothers day or her birthday or our Anniversary. The reason is lost to me but the fig tree gives lots of nice figs.
It’s a Brown Turkey Fig or Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’ The tag was still on the tree.
Key benefits Richly flavored fruit has purple tinged, mahogany-brown skin. Has few seeds and is best eaten fresh. tree is cold hardy, deciduous.
Grows 40’ high and 60’ wide Full sun. We have it planted where it gets about 4 -5 hours of direct sun a day.
It seems that where every leaf leaves a branch then there is a fig. The leaf is as big as my head.
Right now the tree is about 12’ tall and about 10’ wide and in September there are still baby figs on the tree.
I don’t know if they will ripen before the frost hits.
I picked about 60 figs in this one occurrence and and have picked many a few times but it’s now maybe 1 or 2 or 3 at a time and maybe a week before more become ready to pick.
It states that when you squeeze the fruit and it’s soft it’s time to pick.
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