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Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'

CATEGORY  Fig

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fine Tasting
  • Bushy Habit
  • Produces 3 Crops
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HEIGHT:

3-6 Feet

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

ZONE:

8-11

PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Aesthetics/Decor

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production
· Patio & Garden
· Espalier
· Edible Garden
· Mixed Combos
· Containers

FEATURES:

· Low Maintenance
· Self-fertile
· Heat Tolerant

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Upright

BLOOMS:

· Summer

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FRUITING SEASON:

· Summer

'LSU Purple' was introduced by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station in 1991. The figs are medium in size and weight. The skin on the fig is glossy, with a reddish to dark purple color. The flesh of the fruit is a light strawberry color when ripe. 'LSU Purple' has a nice pleasant mild flavor and high sugar content with ripe fruit. This fig tree can produce excellent quality fruit in containers the first year and the quality will continue to improve as the tree ages. Once 'LSU Purple' reach year five and older they produce three distinct crops: a light breba crop early spring, a heavy main crop in summer and a fall crop that can last into December. This fig tree is vigorous with an upright growing habit and has an above average resistance to leaf diseases. 'LSU Purple' does not have the best resistance to cold weather, so it is ideal for Zones 9 & warmer. In Zone 8 it can get injured by the cold, however it will rebound well and produce a crop on current year's growth.

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PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Aesthetics/Decor

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production
· Patio & Garden
· Espalier
· Edible Garden
· Mixed Combos
· Containers

FEATURES:

· Low Maintenance
· Self-fertile
· Heat Tolerant

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Upright

BLOOMS:

· Summer

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FRUITING SEASON:

· Summer

GROWING INFO:
6" Crop Time: 6-10 weeks
8" Crop Time: 10-14 weeks
12" Crop Time: 14-18 weeks
pH: 5.8 - 6.2
EC: 1.5 - 2.5


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