I don’t recall the details of this purchase, but grew it in a 3 gallon pot for awhile until I had a place to plant it. I finally planted this in ground in the spring of 2016. It struggled through the 2016 drought, but now seems to enjoy its location. It receives full sun throughout the majority of the day, but not currently producing figs. I’ve taken numerous cuttings from suckers and successfully grown them into small trees that have been shared with friends and neighbors. I recently started a few more cuttings.
Brown Turkey (Southern?)
I planted this one in ground in the spring of 2016. We were still in a three year drought last summer and this location only gets morning sun. In addition, the soil is just horrible here. It’s recovered well this year, but still no figs.
Apparently, there are four to five primary varieties of Brown Turkey. I can only assume that this is the Southern Brown Turkey variety, since that is what is commonly grown is this region.
I just planted this one this summer (2017). I started it from a sucker from the above Brown Turkey last year. It already appears that it will overtake it’s elder. The soil is much better and receives full sun all day.
Have a few more cuttings started. Again, not sure of the specific variety.
Purchased as a “Texas Everbearing” from Wellspring Gardens on 9/16/17 and transplanted it into a quart pot on 9/21/17. Supposedly, “Texas Everbearing” is a synonym for European Brown Turkey or Brunswick. Wellspring indicates that this fig is different from Brown Turkey, but which “Brown Turkey”? Maybe it is actually a Brunswick.
More research is in order.
Celeste (Wal-Mart Unknown)
Not knowing anything about fig trees, the first one I purchased was merely an unknown variety from the local Wal-Mart in central Alabama. It is currently my only producing fig tree, planted in a RR tie raised bed. When originally planted, it received full sun for almost the entire day. But our house needed some shading, so I planted a fast growing tree in front of it. It still gets full sun in the morning and a little in the evening. The main trunk has some severe damage (freezing?). I may cut it back and just let one of the suckers take over.
After a little more experience with figs, I’m guessing that this is actually a Celeste. So, that’s what I’m going to call it until I have a reason to believe otherwise.
Chelsea Rd Unknown
Sucker cutting from very a large mature tree, about 15-20′ tall and about the same width. The tree had a “mound shape”. The figs were out of easy reach, but appeared to be about silver dollar sized, purplish-brown in color. I pulled a sucker, brought it home and stuck it in gallon pot. This may be a Celeste or similar variety, but since it seemed to grow so well in this area, I thought it worth procuring.
I bought this at Lowe’s on 10/20/17. It was a little pricey ($60), but seemed like a healthy fig tree. Original nursery is Monrovia. I planted it in ground on 10/22/17. Maybe a little late in the year, but it should do OK.
Mark Thomas Unknowns
I collected some cuttings from three tightly packed clumps of unknown figs. Two of the clumps looked identical, with a large quantity of figs. All ripe figs were being eaten by bugs. The ones just starting to get ripe didn’t have much flavor and kinda tough. The third clump appeared to have two different varieties of figs trees, but neither were producing, but took cuttings anyway. So I have numerous cuttings started in various pots. Mark vaguely recalls that these may be “White Figs”. I have about a dozen cuttings started, some seem to be taking off already.
May be able to use some of these as root stock.