Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Chalky / Alkaline, Well-drained
Average (Average winter)
Height (when grown)
Fruiting in Oct, Sep
Ficus carica is very vigorous and requires pruning every year. They are fast growing and need a nice warm sunny spot. It will give more fruit when grown in poor stony soil. Being too kind to them will result in wonderful large green leaves and no fruit. In a cold winter, figs might need to be protected although wet weather is worse than the cold. In spring remove frost protection, weed, spray seaweed solution monthly, and thin out any fruit on the Fig brown turkey. In summer one need to protect the fruit from greedy little predators. Autumn remove all fruit before frost arrives and prune and take cuttings and protect from the coming frosts.
Planting: To restrict their growth and nutrients prepare a hole (dependent on the size of the roots) and line the hole with rubble or other material that the roots cannot penetrate and then plant and fill in with ordinary soil. A fig can also be kept quite happily in a pot, although do remember to increase the pot size as the fig grows. Figs can be grown freestanding as a low bush or larger standard tree but they are more generally grown trained in a fan shape against a wall or fence.
Pruning: Figs crop on last year’s wood, so any wood that has fruited is cut out and older structural branches can be removed without fear of hurting the plant. In spring it is a good idea to cut out crossing branches and suckers. Depending on growth, sometime in the summer cut back new growths to 5-6 leaves to encourage fruit formation the following year. Before winter sets in remove any large fruits that have not ripened. However, leave the little marble-sized figlets for the following year. Always leave 5cm (2in) long stubs when removing any branches.
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The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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I am looking for a 7.5 litre pot brown turkey fig tree – do you have any in stock? If so what price/delivery?
They will be available from April 6th ,after Easter. Cost £60 plus deliver of £11.40
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I am absolutely delighted with the brown turkey fig tree and Kilmarnock weeping willow tree I ordered from you. They are both beautiful, in healthy and excellent condition and already bearing figs and flowers. They make a lovely feature in our small garden and will give us pleasure for many years to come. The charming customer service team could not have been more helpful and kept me updated on the progress which was prompt.
Thank you so much.
Dr Fiona Forsythe
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