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Variety
LSU Purple
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NPGS ID
DFIC 263
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Description

An OFFICIAL LSU release. Possibly two strains?

Very reliable, prolific producer of early to late delicious figs. One of the best figs to come along for some time. Excellent for containers, producing early figs as soon as growth starts. Very acclimated to the fluctuating weather of the South, does great in Virginia Beach. Zones 8-9. (For trial in Zone 7.)  A prolific producer of medium-small purple skinned figs, with strawberry colored flesh having excellent flavor and sweetness. It has a small eye making it resistant to spoilage and is very adaptable to container culture. Very popular in the southern states, it is also early ripening and can be grown in shorter season climates. A 1991 LSU release.

LSUag: A medium-size, long, turbinate, glossy reddish to dark purple fig that has light amber to light strawberry-colored pulp and a closed eye. A heavy main crop is produced in July followed by a later crop that often lasts into December. The mild flavor is good, and the fruit has high sugar content.

Very reliable, prolific producer of early to late delicious figs. One of the best figs to come along for some time. Excellent for containers, producing early figs as soon as growth starts. Very acclimated to the fluctuating weather of the South, does great in Virginia Beach. Zones 8-9. (For trial in Zone 7.)  A prolific producer of medium-small purple skinned figs, with strawberry colored flesh having excellent flavor and sweetness. It has a small eye making it resistant to spoilage and is very adaptable to container culture. Very popular in the southern states, it is also early ripening and can be grown in shorter season climates. A 1991 LSU release.

As Ronde de Bordeaux and Violette de Bordeaux have different molasses berry flavors in two outstanding cultivars, LSU Purple has a different sugar flavor compared to LSU Improved Celeste and other sugar type cultivars. The figs of an established LSU Purple tree can taste much like maple sugar candy, a flavor familiar to most northern growers, providing for interesting comparisons. LSU Purple is a mid-season fig, beginning to ripen a few weeks after Improved Celeste with Violette de Bordeaux and Brooklyn White. Though unlike Violette and Brooklyn White, LSU Purple produces no breba crop six weeks prior, it remains a beautiful flavorful fig that can produce in short seasons.

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Family
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Flavor Group
Sugar Honey
Main Skin Color
Purple
Main Pulp Color
Strawberry
Main Eye
Main Flesh Color
Main Drying Suitable?
Main Preserves Suitable?
Main Additional Notes
  • Mature fruit can taste like maple sugar candy

Breba Crop

Breba?
Breba Skin Color
Breba Pulp Color
Breba Flesh Color
Breba Eye
Breba Flavor Group
Breba Drying Suitable?
Breba Preserves Suitable?
Breba Wasps Required?
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Cold Hardy?
Zone
7+
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes

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