Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey,’ commonly known as the Brown Turkey fig, is a deciduous fruit tree renowned for its sweet and flavourful figs. Originally from the Mediterranean region, it’s now cultivated in various parts of the world.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree or large shrub with a spreading crown and large, lobed leaves. It produces sweet, edible figs.


The Produce

These figs are often enjoyed fresh, dried, or used in a variety of culinary dishes and desserts.


The Flowers

Produces tiny flowers inside a hollow receptacle that develops into the fig fruit.


The Leaves

The foliage is an vibrant green colour, creating a visually appealing contrast with the figs that develop.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more rugged with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens, orchards, and Mediterranean climates.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The fruits are particularly attractive to birds.


The Culture

Highly valued for its sweet, nutritious figs, which are eaten fresh, dried, or used in cooking and baking.


Fun Facts

Figs have been cultivated for thousands of years and are one of the earliest fruits to be domesticated by humans.

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