BROWN TURKEY FIGS  (Ficus Carisa)

Certainly one of the best figs for the British climate!

 

It should produce fruit reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot, ideally against a south or west facing wall.

 

A wonderful Mediterranean fruit, a rich natural source of Vitamin C, drought tolerant once established and an excellent shade plant.

 

GROWING....

It will grow well in a pot, or in a pot sunk into the ground to within 2.5cm of its top.

 

Harvesting period July-September.

 

What do I do with it now?

 

Leave your plant in its pot in a frost-free area.  It could be kept in a garage, greenhouse or shed.  Or put some fleece around it for protection if outside.

 

Around March/April, put into a bigger pot with John Innes No 3 and bring out into the open when frosts are over.  You can then re-pot every 2 years as it grows.

 

Keep it watered – they love rainwater if possible!

 

Once the fruit starts to develop, feed it once every 2 weeks with tomato feed.

 

In November, knock off all figs that have not developed, larger than a PEA! 

 

The small pea-sized figs will be your first crop for next year.

 

If you need any more help, feel free to contact me on timrockey56@gmail.com.

 

And, thank you for your kind donation to our two chosen charities today.  Enjoy your figs!

 

Tim

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