Brown Turkey fig trees are easy to prune to manage height, adaptable to many soils and prolific fruit producers. The care is negligible, and the plants can be trained to single or multi-stemmed plants, adding beauty and shade to the garden.
Brown Turkey figs are sweet, delicious fruits that have rusty red to purplish skin and richly toned pink flesh. The trees are suited for a Mediterranean climate and produce prolifically, which in some areas makes them invasive. Brown turkey fig trees are quite commonly available, as they have a temperate zone tolerance. Even gardeners with relatively short growing seasons should be able to harvest some of the candy-like fruits. Brown Turkey fig trees get about 20 feet (6 m.) in height, but you can keep them pruned to a shorter plant quite easily. Mature trees get silvery-gray bark and interesting gnarled silhouettes. The large 3- to 5-lobed leaves are slightly hairy and darker green above than below. The flowers are not showy and develop at the ends of the branches, with subsequent fruit ready for harvest at the end of summer or into early fall. The beautiful trees have shallow roots which can be invasive and cause tripping hazards. It is best to situate the plant where it is sheltered but receives full sun. One of the more interesting ways of growing Brown Turkeys is as a bonsai.