LSU Purple Fig Tree

LSU Purple Fig Tree

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This LSU Purple fig tree was produced in 1991 after many trials and errors to perfect this succulent fig tree! Feast your taste buds on the deliciously lush purple ficus carica fig! Named after the iconic fig breeding program at Louisiana State University that has been around since the 1950s.

The LSU Fig tree features a closed eye, medium-sized fruit with white juicy flesh, and strawberry-colored insides with high sugar content. This highly productive fig cultivar is a vigorous grower with an upright habitat. The dark purple fresh figs taste deliciously sweet and are sure to invigorate your senses.

Planting LSU Fig Trees

The LSU Purple Fig is exceptionally pest and disease resistant and is also self-pollinating. This fig variety is heat tolerant and prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. Purple fig fruit will begin to ripen in July and continue through frost.

Grow this fast growing fig tree in USDA growing zones 7-10 across the United States. If you are in an exceptionally cold area, you may want to winter protect this fruit tree by planting it in a container on your patio.

The best time to plant a fig is in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish. You can even grow this fig tree in a container if limited in space. LSU fig will set fruit in the first year of planting.

How to Care for an LSU Fig Tree Bought Online

Other planting care instructions include: a 2-3 inch layer of mulch or organic matter that will help retain moisture and save the young trees from winter frosts. During the growing season, a slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help the fruit set and root systems to grow strong.

The LSU fig tree height can grow up to 8-10 feet tall and wide. Perfect for organic gardeners looking for small trees in their landscape. It is a deciduous plant and tree meaning it loses its leaves during the winter months.

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Botanical Name
Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
8-10 ft

Mature Height
8-10 ft

Growing Zones 7-10 Outdoor / 3-11 Patio

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One plant was fine, the other is struggling

The plants showed up earlier than expected, but the transportation wasn’t the best! One fig tree looked great on arrival, but the other was upside down with no dirt around the roots. I immediately watered and softly planted it, but I’m not sure it’s gonna make it. I’ve babied I for 2-3weeks now. The other plant is really thriving well!

Catherine M.
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It’s so cute!

I bought the tiny tree and it arrived in perfect condition. It’s been a few weeks and the plant appears to be thriving in the PNW.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you for sharing your delightful experience and reminding us of the magical moments that gardening can bring. If you ever have any questions or want to share more about your garden journey, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy gardening, my friend, and may your gardening adventures continue to be filled with cuteness and thriving plants!

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Great buy

Fast shipping. Great packaging. Healthy plant


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We appreciate your support and your LSU Purple Fig Tree order. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Take care!

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Satisfied with our LSU Purple Fig Tree.

The one gallon Purple Fig Tree arrived in perfect condition and is planted in a pot for the time being. We will transfer it to the ground as it grows larger. We are looking forward to our first fruit.


Perfect Plants Nursery

We are thrilled to know how well everything went with your LSU Purple Fig Tree. Sounds like you'll be fig picking in no time. All the best.

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LSU Fig Tree

This one gallon plant is a little less than expectations, as the root ball did not hold the dirt from the pot very well. Lack of roots has led to loss of about half the leaves and the plant requires daily watering. It is planted with 4 bags of planting soil and covered with a bag of mulch which is carefully separated from the base of the trunk. It is well drained with a slotted ditch. We are watching it stabilize and are hoping for the best. The three gallon fig and the three blueberry plants which were ordered at the same time are all 5 star plants. DMR


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