Brown Turkey, with other common names: ‘La Perpetuelle’ (France), ‘Brown Italian’, ‘Brown Naples’, ‘Long Naples’, and others was first described in 1726. Brown Turkey has had the phrase, “so well known as to need no description” attached to its name for nearly 275 years. First brought to England and given a local name with no reference to its origins, the above Italian names lend the idea that it is of Italian origin, but it has never been identified with any of the hundreds of varieties from that country. For nearly three centuries however, this fig has stood at the head of the list of English varieties for commercial and home cultivation, both outdoors and inside the home. Brown Turkey is the most commonly grown fig in the world.