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LSU Gold Fig

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Description

Large golden fruit with a ruby blush. Fruit ripens from a light green to attractive yellow. Pulp is light red to pink. Ripe fruit has excellent, sweet fig flavor. Delectable when eaten fresh, but also dries well. Great for preserves! Tree is a fast-grower and heavy producer, especially in the south. Louisiana State University introduction. Grows well in containers! Heat-tolerant. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July-august
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Excellent Flavor
Texture Firm Until Soft Ripe
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 7 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 10 - 12' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow fig trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My friend has one and her tree is bursting with huge figs.
Monica C on Feb 28, 2018
I selected this fig because it was the most tolerant of heat. I live in East Texas, and I always buy safe than sorry. I'm zone 8b, but I try to find a plant rated up to zone 9 or 10 when possible.
JESSICA M on Feb 14, 2017
My friend has one and her tree is bursting with huge figs.
Monica C on Feb 28, 2018
I have a few other fig trees, but none that ripen into gold colored fruit. Tree is doing well and I can't wait to compare flavors with my purple figs.
Richard A on Mar 24, 2017
I selected this fig because it was the most tolerant of heat. I live in East Texas, and I always buy safe than sorry. I'm zone 8b, but I try to find a plant rated up to zone 9 or 10 when possible.
JESSICA M on Feb 14, 2017
wanted to try growing figs in containers
HUGH G on Dec 27, 2016
LSU Gold is a worthwhile and productive cultivar in southern climates that has sadly become harder to find at nurseries. I was pleasantly surprised to see specimens with developed root systems available, as this particular variety is known for its voracious growth and productivity once established.
Paul S on Sep 21, 2016
I'm moving to a new house and want to have figs growing there since I am unable to uproot my fig trees at my current home
Anna S on May 17, 2016
LSU figs were bred for heat and humidity, hoping they do great as potted plants in the Midwest.
Roy W on Apr 4, 2016
I chose this because of my location, which is northeast.
Vito S on Mar 4, 2016
I have a few other fig trees, but none that ripen into gold colored fruit. Tree is doing well and I can't wait to compare flavors with my purple figs.
Richard A on Mar 24, 2017
wanted to try growing figs in containers
HUGH G on Dec 27, 2016
What fertilizer do you Recommend ?
Alatte on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can use slow-release fertilizer spikes or a water-soluble fertilizer (like Stark?? Tre-Pep?? Fertilizer) that you water on as needed.
There are deer in our new neighborhood. Can these trees tolerate deer or will the bush and all fruit be devoured?
Kyle a on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: One of my friends says deer eat his figs, but they have another variety. I'm not sure if they eat the plant also, but was surprized to learn this. I've read the green varieties are bothered less than brown ones by birds though. I think I'd protect it from them from what I know about how harmful deer are to many fruits and veggies. Even ate my blackberry plants and will eat roses and daylillies!
Are the LSU varieties closed or open eyed? I read open eyed varieties let in insects.
Teresa S on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The LSU Gold fig is open-eye; the LSU Purple fig is closed-eye. Open-eye figs are not an issue for all growers; it depends upon where you live and how prone your garden or orchard is to humidity and insects. The LSU Golds are among the best eating figs anywhere, and many folks are willing to take the risk.
What size is the fruit?
David W on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Each fruit from an LSU Gold Fig can weight anywhere from 1.25 ounces to 1.75 ounces. It produces one of the largest figs.
Can this be grown in pots?
ron s on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes is can be grown in containers. Read our article about Growing Fig Trees in Containers here: http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/figs-on-wheels

Customer Reviews

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Very Tasty
The plant grew well, and fruited the year I planted it
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Pleased with purchase
Plants arrived well packaged with good root structure. They were in the ground within a day of arriving in November and have already added 12" stem growth despite a chillier than expected winter.
February 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
LSU Gold Fig
Planted this tree late fall of last year and now it is August and the tree is 7' tall with signs of figs. I'm very pleased and did not expect fruit for a couple of years. What a pleasant surprise.
August 28, 2016
Growing well
A little over one year in the ground now. The tree is growing well. No figs yet, but things are looking good. Maybe next year.
June 12, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Very Happy
To start with, my favorite thing about this tree is the fact that I was right and my wife was wrong!

When it arrived, my wife said "it looks dead and it will never grow". I said it would be fine...

The leaves filled in and the tree started to grow. My wife said "well it looks better but there's no fruit". I said it would be fine.

When fall came and the leaves fell off my wife said, "see it's dead". I said it would be fine.

The tree now is 6 feet tall and still growing, very full, and has figs all over it. My wife said "I'm so glad we bought this". Be married for a while I resisted the urge to say "I TOLD YOU SO"! I just said "Yep, it's a fine tree".

I definitely recommend this product and I certainly plan to buy more products from Stark Brothers.
May 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The LSU Gold Fig surprised me I left it out through the winter in a pot and it came back to life, I would recommend this fig to anyone in the North-East.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
LSU Gold Fig
This tree took right away after I planted it in a container. It made one or two figs its very first Summer. I put it in my garage for the winter (we live in NYC) and it overwintered quite well. It now has a few figs on it this Summer!
July 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
LSU Gold Fig Tree
I purchased my L S U Gold Fig Tree about a year ago. It is about 6ft tall and has 2 nice limbs, each bearing 1 beautiful green fig, I didn't expect any figs this year so I am guarding them. I am looking forward to many years of tasty figs. This is only the 2nd tree I've ever planted and I am glad I chose Stark Bros for my fig tree.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Wonderful Fig!
This fig tree is covered in figs, and I just planted it late last summer! The first figs ripened several weeks ago. They are huge and taste heavenly. I am growing this in a large pot on my deck, and will take it into the garage during winter.
September 4, 2018
Arrived in excellent condition. Wintered indoors, now out, and starting to have figs. I won't be able to comment about how sweet etc till August or so!
May 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago