Ficus carica; Family: Moraceae
A Fig is a sweet, soft and hollow pear shaped multiple fruit, botanically called a syconium, with many tiny seed-like fruits, eaten fresh when in season, but mostly marketed dry. There are several cultivated varieties of figs that all belong to the common fig, Ficus carica (Moraceae).
Brown Turkey Figs: have a purplish skin, sometimes, with rusty red tones and shades of green. The flesh is red to pinkish amber.
The figs are very sweet and are usually marketed fresh as well as dried but arebest eaten fresh.
Although some varieties of figs can only grow in tropical and subtropical climates, Brown Turkey figs can be cultivated in the temperate regions (USDA, zones 7 to 11). The trees are highly adaptable to various soils, are easy to grow and require little attention.(Garden Know How).
Brown Turkey figs are also commonly known as Aubique Noire, Negro Largo and San Piero. (Speciality Produce)
Origin: They originated in the region of Provence, Southern France. (California Rare Fruit Growers)
Availability: early spring through to winter (Speciality Produce)