Fig Variety Details

General

Variety
LSU Purple
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NPGS ID
DFIC 263
AKA

LSU Purple Celestial, Purple Celestial

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.

Condit Monograph

n/a

Family
TBD
Type
Common
Collection
Non-Carica
Availability
Excellent
Beginner
Excellent
Origin
Louisiana, US

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Main Crop

Main Season
Mid
Main Yield
Average
Main GDD
Main Ripen Days
Main Crop Flavors
Honey, Sugar, Caramel
Main Additional Flavors
Maple when mature
Main Fruit Size
15-30g
Main Seed Crunch
Average
Main Skin Thickness
Average
Main Eye Opening
Closed
Main Eye Description
Main Fruit Drop Resistance
Average
Main Split Resistance
Average
Main Uses
Dried, Fresh
Main Additional Notes

Ripens in July in the deep south.

Breba Crop

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Breba Ripening Days
Breba Fruit Size
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Climate

Vigor
Average
Cold Hardiness
Zone
7+
FMV Resistance
Excellent
RKN Resistance
Excellent
Container Adaptable
Average
Rooting Ease
Average
Produces After Die-back
Average
Rain Tolerance
Average
Additional Climate Notes

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