Figs are mentioned in many of our earliest texts, and evidence suggests that these broad, deciduous trees have been in cultivation for thousands of years. The fig tree’s leaf, in particular, is a widely familiar shape that has provided some of the world’s most famous statues and paintings with strategic covering and a modicum of modesty. In the landscape, these large, deeply lobed leaves provide a coarse texture and cast dense shade. The tree itself is usually short but wide in stature with smooth, silvery bark, multiple trunks, and a remarkable tolerance of desert heat and sun.
‘Brown Turkey’ is one of the best known varieties. When ripe, the fruit’s skin is bronze to brown, and flesh is dark pink to amber with a sweet, rich flavor. This variety produces a small crop in late May or June, and a larger crop that ripens September through November. ‘Brown Turkey’ trees don’t mind annual pruning, and they’re naturally more compact than many of the other popular varieties.
Height: 15 – 30 feet
Width: 15 – 30 feet
Bloom color: n/a
Flowering season: Early Summer, Early Fall
USDA minimum zone: 8
Cold hardiness: 15° F


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