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LSU Gold Fig

Available Spring 2017

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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.

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
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
LSU figs were bred for heat and humidity, hoping they do great as potted plants in the Midwest.
Roy W on Apr 4, 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'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
I chose this because of my location, which is northeast.
Vito S on Mar 4, 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: Don't know about deer -- but my dogs destroyed mine.
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

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Very Tasty
The plant grew well, and fruited the year I planted it
May 9, 2016
Purchased
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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