Brown Turkey Fig

cynthianovakFebruary 4, 2013

Hi All
My Celeste looks lovely! Fat green tips to her branches, the promise of fruit and foliage is obvious. She came in a 6 inch pot in January 2011. She's upright with a few tall branches over 6 ft tall.

But my Brown Turkey has brown, dry tips. Perhaps it was more sensitive to the December winter. Do you have any thoughts?

It isn't a big plant but it has many branches and is about 3 feet tall. It came branched like this in a 3 gallon pot in Summer 2011. No fruit 2012, but foliage. I was hoping for a fig shrub.

BTW isn't this the best time to be in Texas?
c

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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

My brown turkey fig isn't budding yet, Cynthia. I am not concerned about that though.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 10:13PM
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cynthianovak

Thanks Carrie that gives me hope. My husband says to go get a different one, I'm holding strong.

Do the tips look dried and brown on yours? Maybe yours is too tall to see.
thanks again
c

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 12:38AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Cynthia, since this is my favorite fig, I would never be without one. I don't fret about when it buds as it always comes out in time to give me a crop of sweet, delicious figs. I eat only the raw ones (make preserves for DH), and often they are my breakfast as I go around the tree on my mower. Just give it time, I think it won't disappoint you.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:42AM
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cynthianovak

Thanks Carrie!I'll tell him to be patient :+) C

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 1:59PM
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hilary49

My brown turkey here in Waco area is a tree with a perimeter of 4'. It's 10 yrs old. I planted a twig I took off a mother tree in Dallas. It's huge. We average 300-500 figs twice a season if we get normal rain. It's been so dry, we've only got half that once a yr. I love them fresh. I make preserves for presents. I love my fig. Never had one make a tree before, always a bush. I noticed today the buds have turned green. It's 83 here today. Hot all week. Scares me as to what summer brings.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:38PM
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cynthianovak

Thank you hilary49...you give me hope. Did you notice if the tips were brown before and then they turned green? Can you tell where this plant is concerned I am all green?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 12:16AM
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mswillis5

My mission fig had brown tips. I noticed one splitting so I took off the brown bit and it was green underneath. Could just be the dormant phase before leaves come.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 11:26PM
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cynthianovak

Thank you! that is good news.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 11:40PM
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