This fig produces a large crop of attractive yellow-skinned figs with sweet amber to light red flesh. The fruits are initially light green and turn yellow as they ripen from late July to early September. A single tree can produce 10 to 15 pounds of tasty figs.
Plant this tree to create a focal point in your garden or as part of a home orchard. It also makes a good container plant especially if you want to grow figs in a colder climate and have a warm place to store the container over the winter. Ficus carica L.'LSU Gold' will reach between 8 and 15 feet in height at maturity but can be pruned to a smaller size for easier harvest or to conserve garden space. LSU Gold Fig was introduced by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station fig breeding program.
LSU Gold Fig Care
Figs trees are generally pest and disease-free. Cover your tree with netting if birds are stealing or damaging the fruit. LSU Gold Fig can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 10 in full to partial sun conditions. Expect your tree to reach between 12 to 15 feet tall with a spread of 8 to 10 feet when fully grown. This tree is self-fertile and will typically begin to bear fruit the first year it’s planted.
LSU Gold Fig Spacing
Space multiple trees 8 to 10 feet apart, center on center. This allows enough room for the trees to have enough air circulation and sunlight. And it also allows you enough room to walk around the tree and harvest the fruit.
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.