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These are pix of Brown Turkey from UC Davis cutting. It is the first fig to ripen this season (about 2 weeks earlier than the first fig last season). It has a taste that is better than any Brown Turkey I have ever eaten. Not awesome, but definitely better than any eaten previously. Taste was much closer to Black Mission, but lacks the "jamminess" and sweetness of the Black Mission.









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Nice looking fig, how old is the tree it came from.
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2 years? Still small in a 5g pot.


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it looks nothing like a brown turkey.
The mislabed cuttings you recieved in the past from uc davis, (the ones in the logo) are much different.

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Curious, say you do not have a lot of space can a fig tree stay in a five gallon pot successfully during its life with pruning the roots and limbs every so often or even a smaller pot? My trees take up a lot of space in garage during the cold months , but i would like several more if i can grow them in a small pot. I just cannot put any in the ground . You gentleman have a lot tree's and are very informative.
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I would say a minimum of 5 gallon is a must if you're looking to keep it for a long time and get figs off of it. Anything smaller would require annual root prunning. For best results probably a 10 or 15 gallon is needed.
I would think all of us have trees in pots, those in CA don't need to move the pots anywhere, us in the cold states it's a requirement.

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Yes I agree it is a very good overall fig.
It is spreading too,wich makes it good for container.
This is Dfic17,and mine fruited the first year.
Now in the second I have a dozen fruits allready the size of a small plum.
I found it just like Jon say:Worth to have.
Here is a picture of mine:

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Thanks Bass, i know grandma when alive in chicago had a large tree that they could have supplied a market almost with those figs they would get,they buried every year  it would look like a fresh buried body.It must be nice not to have to lug the tree's around in the warm climates.
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Bass,

The figs in the logo were not from UC Davis, but a local scion exchange. They were labelled as BT, but clearly something else. This one resembles all of the BT I've seen, except it does have a little more purple in the skin, and better flavor than any other. However, it still isn't a Black Mission.

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Good, finally Jon got a Brown Turkey that he likes. Almost a miracle!


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