Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
LSU Purple
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NPGS ID
DFIC 263
AKA

DFIC 263, LSU Purple Celestial, Purple Celestial

Variety Strains
Description

An OFFICIAL LSU release (1991). Possibly two strains?

May take some patience. Fig flavor does not fully develop until 4th or 5th year.

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.

Pedigree
Condit Monograph

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Family
TBD
Sub Family (New)
Type
Common
Collection
LSU (Official)
Non-Carica
N/A
Availability
Excellent
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Beginner
Excellent
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Origin
Louisiana, US

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Earliness Rating (5=early, 1=late)

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Main Yield
Average
Main Yield Rating

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Main GDD
Main Ripening Days
Main Primary Flavors
Caramel, Honey, Sugar
Main Additional Flavors
Maple when mature
Main Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Main Flavor Notes (New - In Process)
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Main Fruit Size
15-30g
Main Seed Crunch
Moderate
Main Seed Crunch Rating (1=none-little, 5=heavy)

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Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Closed
Main Eye Opening Rating (1=large/open, 5=tight)

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Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Fruit Drop Resistance Rating

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Main Split Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance Rating

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Main Rain Tolerance
Average
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Main Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Additional Notes

Ripens in July in the deep south.

Breba Crop

Brebas?
Yes
Breba Yield
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Breba GDD
Breba Flavor (Difference from Main)
Breba Primary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Secondary Flavor (New - In Process)
Breba Flavor Notes
Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
Breba Seed Crunch
Breba Skin Thickness
Breba Eye Opening
Breba Eye Description
Breba Fruit Drop Resistance
Breba Split Resistance
Breba Rain Tolerance
Breba Uses
Breba Additional Notes

Climate

Vigor
Average
Vigor Rating

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Cold Hardiness
In Ground Zone
7+
Produces After Die-back
Average
Produces After Die-back Rating

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Rooting Ease
Average
Rooting Ease Rating

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Container Adaptable
Average
Container Adaptable Rating

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RKN Resistance
Excellent
RKN Resistance Rating

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FMV Resistance
Excellent
FMV Resistance Rating

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Additional Notes

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