LSU Gold (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.
It has been said this fig was bred at the Louisiana State University, hence the name LSU Gold. This is a large yellow fig blushed with red. Strawberry pulp. Its flavor is supposed to be outstanding. Has a small eye which leaks honey dew. Said to do well from Florida to North Carolina. Deserves more usage for sure.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