My Brown Turkey fig, purchased over winter and planted in the cooler months when it was dormant, has failed to 'wake up' from its winter slumber.
The Turkey has been given pride of place in the centre of Fortress Wallaby and in the middle of the herb and flower bed.
The idea was that it's broad leathery leaves would provide some shade to the other plants and to the Fortress gardener and in winter, when it was naked, it would allow the maximum amount of sun in. Right now its single, un-leaved stem provides no shade at all.
In such a prime position it is expected to perform but right now it just looks like a stick I might have shoved in the ground, perhaps to stake another plant? I guess if it doesn't get going I can re-use it as a stake?
I bought it from a reputable Nursery from knowledgeable and attentive sales people who know their horticultural stuff.
All the other fruit trees that I purchased from them (pomegranates, apricots, peaches) and the apples and nectarines I bought from another nursery have 'woken up' successfully and are doing very well. But not the Turkey fig...and I thought figs were tough nuts!
So, is my Turkey a Turkey?
Figs in gardens of neighbours have woken already. The stem seems to still be alive, it feels alive anyway and it is definitely turgid rather than dry and shrivelled but none of the buds look like they are about to sprout.
I have offered it Seasol and not over watered it. It's in good soil, so what's wrong?
Will it wake up or is it too late? Is there anything else I should be doing to assist it?
Any fig reviving tips will be appreciated. Hope your figs are alive and well.
Yours without even a fig leaf!