Cricket Hill Garden
Ficus, Brown Turkey type fig from Greenpoint
This early ripening fig has preformed well for us over the years. The somewhat small fruit (about 2.5-3" long) have a pronounced pear-like form and ripen in late July and early August. These figs are sweet with notes of strawberry.
This fig was collected as a cutting over a decade ago from a very large, old and neglected tree planted near McGoldrick park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Size at maturity: Varies according to training technique, pruning and winter die-back.
Cultivation: Plant in rich, well-drained soil in an area that receives a minimum six hours of sun. See complete guide to growing figs in cooler climates here.
Zone hardiness: 7-10. In zones 6 and below winter protection is necessary.
Shipping Restrictions: Shipment prohibited to CA.
Plant size: Trees are about 18-24" with a dense root system, shipped in a 4" x 9" tree pot. This size tree will likely fruit in 1-2 years if given proper care.
Shipping Time: Winter/Spring 2023