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  • LSU Purple Fig Tree for Sale

    LSU Purple Fig Tree for Sale

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LSU Purple Fig Tree

Ficus carica

$19.95 (20% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
LSU Purple Fig Tree Planting Mix

Helps your LSU Purple Fig Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-6 patio / 7-10 outdoors
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Botanical Name:

Ficus carica

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Perfect for Container Growing

For a hardy tree that delivers super-sweet fruit with little effort, look no further than the LSU Purple Fig Tree. Bred by the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture for superior disease resistance, the LSU Purple Fig is ideal for those who want ease with amazing results.

And what sets the LSU Purple Fig apart? It produces fruit as early as the second year! Most fig trees take four to five years to reach full maturity and set fruit, but the LSU Purple Fig is capable of setting small crops of figs in its second or third year.  

So, you can enjoy figs from April through December. Unlike other fig trees, the LSU Purple Fig has three fruiting seasons: a light crop in early spring, a big main crop in July and a late crop in November and even early December. This prolific bearer will keep you eating sweet, healthy figs almost year-round.

Plus, LSU Purple Figs get rave reviews for flavor. These figs have a notably high sugar content, so the flavor is super sweet. They also are mild, not overpowering like some varieties, so they're perfect for eating right off the tree, drying for storage, or making into jams and preserves.

Basically, when you grow your own figs, you can enjoy organic fruit from your backyard. No matter how you use them, they're easy to grow and are primed for greatness from day one at our nursery. Order yours today!

During the winter months, Fig plants can look very small and can be light on branching. This is a normal for all figs and is not a cause of concern. When Spring arrives and your plant wakes up you will see incredibly explosive growth. You will even get fruit your first year!

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LSU Purple Fig Tree Pollination

LSU Purple Fig Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional LSU Purple Fig Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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1 Star
Great tree
It’s doing great, I have three new leaves so far. Hoping it can withstand NY apartment winter:)
It arrived healthy, some leaves were lightly browned.
August 14, 2018
4 months ago
Great product and company
Amazing product and great service. Already growing figs. Awesome experience. Quality of tree, packaging and shipping honestly all exceeded my expectations. Wanted an easy project with long term benefits.
July 31, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
LSU Purple Fig
Knew it would be tiny from reviews and not surprised. About 6" tall in a 4" pot. Arrived in about a week, leaves were desiccated, soil was very dry. Soaked in a bucket overnight, it recovered in a couple days.

Planted a few days later in one gallon pot, doing good now, growing. Was way too small to put in the pot I had planned. Will re-pot; maybe next year.
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July 14, 2018
6 months ago
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June 28, 2018
6 months ago
What can I say...this fig tree is so productive. The figs are delicious, sweet berry flavor. The fig tree is covered with fruit again this year.
June 19, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Watch it grow!
Fun to grow. Trust it will do OK once you plant it and care for it (doesn't take much!) I just staked mine as the leaves are so many it needs help holding itself up!
This is the tree now...once spring arrived it noticeably grew every day!
This is the fig tree when first planted in late November 2017.....I wasn't sure how it would do.....
May 28, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Very Pleased
I bought two of these. They arrived packed extraordinarily well. I planted them within a few days and they began to grow and prosper immediately. Highly recommended.
May 18, 2018
9 months ago
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LSU fig is a bust
Planted them a few weeks after delivery. Nothing has happened so far. I did surround it with wire mesh to protect it, but sure if that is affecting growth.
May 17, 2018
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
So far so good!
So far so good! I had the little tree for around a month and it seems to well established in its new home. Already see around 7 baby figs!
May 13, 2018
8 months ago
Plant arrived extremely healthy and has taken off with the warming into spring here in Omaha. I have left it in a large terra-cotta pot as I will have to bring it inside over the winter. I have nothing but superlatives to say about the purchasing process and the fig itself. Would recommend this product to anyone looking for a fruiting fig tree.
Spring growth coming in strong!!
Spring growth coming in strong!!
May 11, 2018
9 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your LSU Purple Fig Tree

LSU Purple Fig Tree Planting Diretions

The LSU Purple Fig (Ficus Carica) is a variety of fig that was developed by researchers at Louisiana State University to be able to withstand hot, humid temperatures in southern states and are more disease resistant. They’re recommended for USDA growing zones 7-9 if planting outdoors, but if you are in zones 4-6, pot your fig tree and keep it in a garage or shed during the winter months. The LSU Purple Fig Tree will reach an average mature height and width of 8-10 feet. It can be pruned to be a small tree or a large shrub. You can expect your tree to fruit in early spring, mid-summer and in early winter. Figs from this variety of tree have a higher sugar content and are more sweet than the average fig but is also one of the highest plant sources of calcium.  When ready to harvest, the fruit will be slightly wrinkled with a black skin. Eat your fruit right off the tree or use it for canning and making jellies.

Planting Location: When deciding where to plant your fig tree keep in mind that fig trees will perform best in full sun. They can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun. Plant them in an area that doesn’t get hit with harsh winter winds. Fig trees grown in containers should be placed by large sunny windows if kept indoors.

Planting Directions (in ground):
1) Once you’ve selected the perfect planting site dig a hole that’s three times wider than your tree’s root ball, and just as deep.
2) Loosen the soil on the sides of the hole with a shovel or pitchfork. Next, remove any debris like dirt clumps, grass, or rocks from the hole.
3) Place your tree in it, and make sure it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight up.
4) Begin to back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to eliminate air pockets.
5) After the planting process is complete give your fig tree a slow deep watering by holding a hose at its base and counting to 20.
6) Mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture and to keep weeds/grasses back.

Planting Directions (potted): Be sure the pot has good drainage!
1) For container trees, select a container that’s slightly larger than the root ball (1-2 sizes larger than the initial container the fig came in works best).
2) Add a mixture of your natural soil and organic planting mix to the container before you place your tree in it.
3) Make sure your tree stands straight up in its container and give it a good drink of water until you see water coming out the bottom of the pot. If your pot doesn’t contain drainage holes, you can quickly add some with a small drill.
4) Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering again.

Watering: Fig trees have a fair drought tolerance. Once established they will need a deep watering once every one to two weeks. Feel your soil, if it feels like its drying out close to the surface then it’s time to water your tree. Trees kept in containers will often need more water than those planted in the ground. Keep on your trees more often during times of extreme heat or prolonged droughts.

Fertilization: Usually fig trees don’t require any fertilizing, unless you know that your lawn is lacking in nutrients. If you need to fertilize your trees it’s best to do so in the early spring. Use a slow release, well balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.

Weed Control: Placing a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the base of your trees will prevent weeds from growing. It will also regulate the soil temperature, and help the soil retain moisture.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
This tree was recommended to me by a YouTuber leadfarmer73
La Shawn A on Dec 6, 2018
I chose this tree as a remembrance to an uncle that loved figs.
Sherry H on Nov 15, 2018
This tree was recommended to me by a YouTuber leadfarmer73
La Shawn A on Dec 6, 2018
I want a fruit bearing tree by the pool. I love figs.
Anne C on Nov 19, 2018
I chose this tree as a remembrance to an uncle that loved figs.
Sherry H on Nov 15, 2018
greenhouse leaked and overwatered, trying again,
Timothy S on Nov 14, 2018
i am a lover of figs and fig products and you size looked perfect for me to put in a large pot on my patio that gets early morning sun.
michael c on Nov 10, 2018
I wanted a fig tree for a long time. We will give this tree a try. Soil around my house isn't good so I will plant it in container. I hope it will do well as container plant.
Ngoc Q on Oct 9, 2018
I like Figs and I wanted to try the LSU plant.
Kyle C on Sep 20, 2018
Love fig
And like the shape of fig trees
natalia p on Sep 18, 2018
Because I want to have one
binh t on Sep 11, 2018
I live in the state of Louisiana and I think this variety of fig tree would do well in my yard
kt439 on Jul 28, 2018
My mother really wanted one.. i will try to grow it :)
Loren W on Jul 10, 2018
I was told this one does well in the area I live.
Jamie A on Jul 3, 2018
Love figs
Linda M on Jun 28, 2018
My friend loves fig and i want to surprise her w/ this plant as my gift to her new house,. now she can enjoy abundant fruit this tree will offer
theresa L on Apr 16, 2018
because of 3 times a year harvesting
Ken I on Mar 7, 2018
2 harvests per year
Julia B on Mar 5, 2018
Joseph U on Feb 26, 2018
I wanted to try this type of fig. The write-up said this tree will produce 3 crops of figs in a year. I love figs!
Judy R on Feb 6, 2018
pretty and we like figs and big leaves
Abby G on Jan 21, 2018
On line visits
wallace d on Nov 10, 2017
Researched pros and cons of variety
Elizabeth S on Nov 6, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Promise of easy care
Florence T on Oct 27, 2017
To make fig preserves, but really have no idea, although my brother-in- law says he has one.
Ed N on Oct 26, 2017
like the idea of my own fruit and it's a great looking tree
RITA K O on Oct 21, 2017
I have a small space to plant it
Maria U on Apr 1, 2017
Grows well in the south and the heat.
Frank D on Mar 26, 2017
Growing up the neighbor had a fig tree and I used to pick fresh figs for snacks.
Michael M on Mar 21, 2017
I chose the LSU fig tree because I am going to try to grow in a pot outside and wanted a little smaller tree, and I love figs! I am excited to see how it does.
Marcy B on Mar 21, 2017
I Like Figs
Roger G on Mar 12, 2017
grows in a container
Eileen G on Mar 9, 2017
It looks great in the picture. Hope mine will be the same.
beata E on Mar 8, 2017
It said it would be heat tolerant as I live in Florida. Also, figs are delicious.
Jasmine R on Mar 2, 2017
My husband has wanted a fig tree forever. This seems like a good choice because it can stay in a pot. Thought it would be a nice surprise for a wonderful husband!
Angelina T on Mar 1, 2017
I have been looking for a hardy fig tree for my back yard. I googled fig tree nursery's in this area. Being that I am a LSU grad. and LOVE anything purple,the name just popped out to me. I saw that I live in an area that this tree will grow in and the price is right. I can't wait to receive my tree and plant it!
Susie P on Feb 28, 2017
I want to make fig spread
Susan G on Feb 27, 2017
Planting a new orchard on part of 21 acres I purchased. I ordered this tree to have fresh figs thoroughout the summer into autumn.
Paul G on Feb 18, 2017
HORACE T on Feb 14, 2017
Go Tigers ! Can't wait to taste the sweet fruit
Chris C on Jan 31, 2017
Recipient practices Buddhism and this fig tree will help his meditation
Dr. Robert and Mrs. R on Jan 30, 2017
Actually the maturity size is what attracted me to this tree
Anna C on Jan 27, 2017
I love fruits! I always want plant fig tree, wish I can eat figs from my yard next year :)
Kaylan L on Apr 16, 2016
ANTHONY A on Apr 12, 2016
Zone 9
Jeanne M on Apr 3, 2016
New home/yard & want some fruit trees indigenous to the area.
Sandra T on Mar 28, 2016
supposed to be hardy and I like figs
Rich, the honey do man on Mar 17, 2016
Because it blooms 3 times a year and hopefully sooner than the others.
Sue D on Mar 6, 2016
I want a fruit bearing tree by the pool. I love figs.
Anne C on Nov 19, 2018
greenhouse leaked and overwatered, trying again,
Timothy S on Nov 14, 2018
Does this fig have a closed eye and does it need a wasp to fertilize? Thank you.
Renee O on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the LSU Purple Fig is a closed eye fig that is pollinated by wasp.
How long will it take to get a fruit crop? (1st year? 2nd year? etc.)
Nicole S on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got mine a few months ago and it already has 6 little baby figs growing on it. (It's the very end of May, now.)
How tall/wide does the LSU purple fig tree grow when planted in a container?
Lakshmi H on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2-3 feet high
2-3 feet wide
Depends on how much sun and water plant gets
I am resident in va. cold in winter time and hot in the summer time. is the fig trees ok that weather?
willams k on Dec 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted ours a few months ago. It's doing great and has figs popping out in December but we don't have hard winter's. It's supposed to be 29* Friday night. I guess we'll know more after that. It's a fast growing tree for sure. Really excited to have it trying to fruit so soon.
is this self pollinating?
vrd2017 on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the fig is self-pollinating.
How often do water plant ?
Cliff on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fig trees have a fair drought tolerance. Once established they will need a deep watering once every one to two weeks. Feel your soil, if it feels like its drying out close to the surface then it’s time to water your tree. Trees kept in containers will often need more water than those planted in the ground. Keep on your trees more often during times of extreme heat or prolonged droughts.
Can I plant south west side of backyard with no shade?
Sheri M on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they have to have at least 6 hours of full sun in order to produce.
Does this tree need any winter dormant time to fruit well every year?
Annelise S on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in zone 9; we had a little frost about 35 to 37 degrees plus a wind chill. It dropped all it's leaves, but has recovered nicely. I will be looking for a greenhouse this Fall. Rex
If it takes a wasp, how does it pollinate inside a container?
Diana G on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No wasp required for pollination.
Is it a.closed eye fig?
Ken B on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not. The only closed eye fig i know of is the celeste.

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