Brown Turkey Fig Trees Dying

Q: How can I prevent my Brown Turkey fig trees from dying back to the
ground in the winter? My neighbors have big fig trees and aren’t wrapping

A: A young fig might need winter protection for a couple of years where you
live, particularly if it is completely exposed to the elements, but not after that..
Are you sure they are the Brown Turkey variety? Sadly, labeling mistakes are
made, particularly if you bought the fig from a big box store. If it were me,
I’d drive around and note who has big fig trees in your neighborhood. Leave a
note in their mailbox asking if you can come by and dig some root sprouts this
fall. I have never met a gardener who would not share their plants when they
have extra!

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