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Fig Trees - LSU Purple

Scientific Name: Ficus carica
Best Planted In Zone: 7-9


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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. 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. Mature trees reach a height of 20 to 25 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant fig trees in loamy soil and in a northern exposure. They need plenty of sunlight and room in order to grow and thrive. Fertilize once a year. Fig trees only require light pruning which should be done in late winter.

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