Fig 'Brown Turkey'
One of the toughest fig varieties suited to dry inland areas. Produces purple-brown coloured fruits with sweet, pale pink flesh inside. The rich flavoured fruit is perfect for eating fresh, drying or preserving in jam for the local show. Often bears two crops in a year, with the second extending well into autumn.
Plant figs in full sun in a soil enriched with decomposed manure and compost, preferably with a neutral pH. While tolerant of most soils, figs require adequate drainage and dislike wet or waterlogged sites. Mediterranean plants, figs will tolerate periods of dry soil, but this may reduce cropping. Stake at planting and protect from strong winds which will damage the fragile branches. Mulch well at planting.