Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Ficus carica
- Does Not Ship To:
Easy, Container-Grown Harvests in 2 Years or Less
Why LSU Purple Fig Trees?
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 and delicious fruit, the LSU Purple Fig is ideal for those who want easy growth and the promise of harvests from home.
And the LSU Fig 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. Plus, with our bigger sizes, you could get fruit as soon as the very first growing season.
You can enjoy figs from April through December, indoors or out. Unlike other trees, the LSU Purple Fig has three fruiting seasons: a light crop in early spring, a large main crop in July and a late crop in November or even early December. This prolific bearer will have you eating sweet, healthy figs almost year-round, drying your own fruit for storage or making jams and preserves. With the sweet LSU Purple, the possibilities are endless, especially since it grows in a container...thriving wherever you place it. It's particularly well-suited to the Southeast and grows despite humid, hot conditions.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
When you order your LSU Purple Fig Tree, you get the promise of healthy growth, delivered right to your door. Other nurseries or big box stores sell their weakest stock – trees that often die once they’re in your home or yard. But we ship our best…trees we’ve nurtured and cultivated with hassle-free benefits, a better root system, more developed branching and the ability to fruit quickly.
Now, you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor, effortlessly. No matter how you use them, LSU Purple Figs are easy to grow and are grown for greatness from day one at our nursery. Get your own LSU Fig today!
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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- fig tree
- root system
Everything went great with delivery and packaging. I never had a green thumb and thought I would not succeed with this tree either but it has already sprouted some leaves I am beyond excited. So ready to see how it grows.
This one I bought for my daughter who loves figs. Tree came in good shape and despite wind and rain and now cold, hanging tough.
Tree arrived in excellent condition. I placed it in a large bowl partially filled with miracle grow water for 2 days to hydrate the plant. Dug out the planting area & dug deep replacing native soil with a top grade of aged compost mix to feed the root system. Planted to the advised depth surrounding 8x the planting area with a combination of 50% aged compost & native soil soaked in well. The tree even with 100* August heat has responded beautifully. Numerous new leaves have sprouted & it appears very healthy. I reside in Louisiana & this tree was developed for this climate by LSU Ag Dept.
Got it about 3 weeks ago and so far doing ok. Lost a few leaves but new ones coming out.
I bought three fig trees and gave one to my son and one to my brother. We are looking forward to eating some fabulous figs!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Start by selecting an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours per day), if you’re planting outside. LSU Purple Figs can tolerate some shade but prefer full sun.
If you’re planting in a container, select a pot that’s about twice the width of your plant’s shipped container and ensure the pot has drainage holes. Add a mixture of your natural soil and organic planting mix to the container before you place your tree in it. Place your tree, then water until you see water coming out the bottom of the pot. Place your Fig Tree in front of a sunny window and allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering again.
2. Watering: Generally, we recommend watering young trees twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, feel your soil about 2 to 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, water your tree until you see it flowing from your pot’s drainage holes.
3. Fertilizing: Usually, Fig Trees don’t require any fertilizing, but if you notice slower growth, fertilize in the spring with a slow-release, well-balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|