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LSU PURPLE Fig Tissue Culture Plants "Ficus carica"

LSU PURPLE Fig Tissue Culture Plants "Ficus carica"

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Product Description-LSU Purple fig

Three Harvests a Year of Sweet and Healthy Figs

You'll enjoy fresh figs all season long when you grow the LSU Purple Fig tree (Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'). The superior result of selective plant breeding, this prolific fig tree bears three separate crops of figs each year '– in early spring, summer, and fall! With fast-growing, low-maintenance, and pest-resistant traits also on its list of outstanding qualities, you may want to go ahead and order your LSU Purple Fig tree while they're still in stock!

High-Quality Fruit That's Also Colorful

Just wait 'til you see these gorgeous figs! They're a rich shade of dark purple, sometimes with a reddish cast, and they hold another colorful surprise inside '– strawberry-colored flesh! But they're not just beautifully colored. LSU Purple Figs have a naturally sweet taste because of their high sugar content, and they're not as "seedy" as other types of figs. The fruits are a good size '– up to 2.5 inches long, with a weight that translates to 15 to 20 figs per pound. If you like fresh figs, you will love these luscious fruits.

Starts Bearing Fruit When Young

Other types of fig trees may not bear fruit until they're 4 or 5 years old, but not the LSU Purple Fig tree. It will start bearing figs the same year '– or the next year '– after you plant it.

Best When Fresh

Figs typically don't "hold well," so they're best eaten fresh off the tree or within a day or two after harvesting them.

A Nutritional Powerhouse

The result of a Renowned Plant Breeding Program

LSU Purple Fig, not surprisingly, is named for the Louisiana State University fig breeding program that introduced this tree in 1991. The Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station has a longstanding history of fig research that dates to the 1950s, so you can be sure that your LSU Purple Fig tree has passed stringent laboratory testing and field trials with flying colors.

Site and Soil: Figs do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season.

Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful.

Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.

Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.

Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height, smaller with pruning.

Taste: Sweet, caramel-flavored

Fruit Skin: Purple

Fruit Flesh: Strawberry red

Ripening Time: July

Yield: 30-50 lbs.

Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.

Fig Mosaic Virus is a benign virus that exists in all cultivated fig trees. Yellow spotting of the leaves is a cosmetic symptom that shows more in container culture but is quickly outgrown once trees are planted in the ground. 


Once your fig tree is mature and producing, you should see a harvest of delicious golden figs from around July through early September each year. A single LSU purp;e Fig tree can produce as much as 12 to 15 pounds of figs in a season, so be ready for quite the harvest!

To judge the ripeness of your figs, check the texture. The figs will remain firm until they ripen, at which point they will be soft. Once they soften, it’s time to harvest and enjoy them any way you like!

Container Planting

If you live in an area with heavy winters or have a small yard, consider planting your fig tree in a container. With proper pruning, it can grow up to 10 feet tall.

Be sure to bring it inside when the weather freezes and place it in a sunny warm spot. While your container tree probably won’t produce fruit, it will still provide ornamental value to your surroundings.


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