LSU Purple Fig – Naturally Grown



Reliable and heavy fruiting purple fig with very sweet amber pulp. LSU selection that performs exceptionally well in the South. Cold hardy with superior disease-resistance to common fig ailments like fruit souring, rots and fig leaf rust fungus. We’ve been impressed with how hardy and resilient this fig is. It handles fluctuating weather, rain, humidity and winter cold very well. Fruits are early, beautiful and spotless, and the plants produce lots of figs, leaves and branches. Quick growing, easy to establish. Nematode resistant in sandy soils. Nematodes are soil microbes that commonly kill or damage figs in Deep South sandy soils.

Fruit quality improves as the tree ages. Developed at Louisiana State University. A solid addition to any edible landscaping or fig collection. Performs best in the Deep South and areas south of Tennessee. Not for growing outdoors in KY according to our trials.

Sorry, we cannot ship POTTED FIGS (May-September) to: CA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OR.  We can ship DORMANT fig trees to these states bare-root when ordered in October-April (as available). Bare-root shipping to CA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OR happens in mid-February-April.

NATURALLY GROWN – no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, neo-nictinoids, or other pesticides or toxic ag chemicals used at our nursery 

Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.

Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.

Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit. Fruits are seedless.

Resistant to: This Deep South Fig is resistant to Sour Fig, fruit rot, nematodes. Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.

Hardiness: USDA zones 6b-10. Winter protection in zone 6 is necessary. In Zone 7 and 8 they do better.

Plant size: CHOOSE SIZE. Bare-Root shipped February-April. May-October shipped potted in special tree pots.


“…Thank you for the fig plants. They looked great, strongly rooted and ready to grow, which they’re doing now.”
-Lee Reich Ph.D- Famous author on growing fruit, renowned fruit grower, and organic gardener


Additional information


SMALL approx. 1', MEDIUM 1-2', LARGE 2-3', SUPREME 3-4' + Thick Caliper