Common Fig, Edible Fig, Higo
Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: carica (KAIR-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: LSU Purple

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Market, Alabama

Titusville, Florida

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Greenwell Springs, Louisiana

Florence, Mississippi

Wake Forest, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 6, 2004, nick89 from Tallahassee, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

LSU Purple is a fairly recent introduction from Lousiana State University. It tends to be somewhat bushy. Produces plentiful purple figs in the fall that are some of the best I've ever tasted. Very easy to propagate!