LSU Purple (Ficus carica)
How do you think figs entered into our lives? Well there is an Italian in the wood pile. Diane's Father buried the figs over winter in Chicago (zone 5).
What a good time he had when he moved to zone 8 near Memphis, he had figs everywhere. So that is how we got started, cuttings, pass along plants, getting excited and collecting varieties from nurseries and friends. Here are some of our selections.
A reliable, prolific producer of early to late figs. An introduction from Louisiana State University, it tends to be somewhat bushy. One of the best figs we have seen for some time. Excellent for containers, it produces early figs as soon as growth starts. Nicely acclimated to the fluctuating weather of the South. Best to pick a few days after fruit-plants turns black, wrinkles and elongates.Zone 7-10.
The debate will go on about the hardiness of figs. We are zone 7 and all our potted figs have survived the last couple of winters here pretty much unprotected in containers. Of course there always can come the unforeseen killer frost that will wipe them all out. So love them and grow them till that happens, then start over with new varieties.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil