This warm climate fig is well suited for growing in hot, humid locations. The fruit is up to 2.5 inches long with dark purple glossy skin and high sugar content. The edible flesh is light strawberry colored. LSU Purple Fig typically produces fruit the first year it’s planted, and the fruit quality continues to improve as the tree ages. LSU Purple Figs reach maturity in only five years. Once mature, it will produce three distinct crops: a light crop on old wood in early spring, a heavy main crop during the summer and a fall crop that can persist into December.
This fig tree can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11 in full sun conditions. LSU Purple Fig will grow to between 8 and 10 feet tall and wide. It can be grown as a specimen tree in your garden or landscape. It’s also a good choice for growing in a large container. They’re self-fertile so only one is required to produce an abundant harvest. LSU Purple Fig was introduced in 1991 by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
LSU Purple Fig Care
Ficus carica L. 'LSU Purple' has above average resistance to leaf diseases and pests. Prune it in winter or early spring before the new growth begins. Pruning is only needed to create a more open habit and to remove dead or broken branches. Fig trees have shallow roots so make sure your tree receives one inch of water each week during its active growing season either from rainfall or watering.
LSU Purple Fig Spacing
Space plants at least 10 feet apart in the landscape or garden. Use a pot at least 24 inches wide and deep for container gardens.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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: 7-10 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
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.