Fig Trees - LSU Purple #5 Pot
LSU Purple fig is a very reliable, prolific producer of early to late delicious figs. Excellent for containers, producing early figs as soon as growth starts. Very acclimated to the fluctuating weather of the South. Best to pick the fruit a few days after the fruit turns black, wrinkles and elongates. The flavor is excellent and mild and the sugar content is high. The flesh is light amber to light, strawberry red. The fruit is about 2 to 2 1/2 inches long and run about 20 to the pound. The tree is vigorous, upright growing and has above average resistance to leaf diseases. Ripe fruit of good quality may be produced on young trees even in the nursery row, whereas many common figs have a definite juvenile period of four or five years before bearing edible quality figs. Fruit quality will improve on four- and five-year-old trees. Mature trees reach a height of 20 to 25 feet. Trees of LSU Purple five years or older show a tendency to produce three distinct crops: a light breba crop in early spring, a heavy main crop in the summer and a later crop often lasting into December.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.