The bluebird of happiness has landed on this fig. I’m not sure who Vern is, but after taking a couple of bites out of his namesake, I’d had to say, “Thank you, thank you very much.” (That was my Elvis voice.) The fig is a syrupy sweet bon bon of deliciousness, almost jam-like in its center. The skin is thin and beautifully mottled green and brownish purple.
My Vern’s Brown Turkey fig tree is relatively young and in a pot. I’m still figuring out just where to plant the tree to foil the deer militia posted in my woods. They have a serious appetite for leafy greens. I live in Zone 8, and this fig tree looks promising.
Other figs I grow, photos and info:
- Negronne Fig (a.k.a. Violette du Bordeaux)
- Dessert King Fig
- Peter’s Honey Fig
- Bayernfeige Violetta Fig
- How to tell when a fig is ripe and ready for picking