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First time fig grower in need of help

Kevin

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Hi Never joined one of these before hope I do it right. Just moved here 2 years ago and bought 5 acres and planted my first fig tree in the ground. The fig is called a LSU Purple. Is this a good fig tree?
 

Rigo007

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Welcome aboard, Kevin. LSU Purple, in my opinion is an ok variety. If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?
 

Kevin

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Where can I buy a Raspberry latte fig tree or a Sequoia Black fig tree, in Fort Myers ?
Do I to get one shipped to me from Rigo Farms ? How is that done?
 

tlbluestone

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Welcome aboard, Kevin. LSU Purple, in my opinion is an ok variety. If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?
Kevin welcome, I have that fig tree and it's around 3 years old now. I'm told the figs take a couple of years until they taste like a caramel flavor. I've only eaten figs two years so maybe I will see that flavor this year.
 

Shaft

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LSU Purple is a fine fig. Not the greatest, but not as bad as trying to eat a capri fig either. What makes LSU Purple special is its resistance to rootknot nematode. Do they have them there in Fort Meyer? If so, you'll be very pleased. Take cuttings from it and clone it, then graft onto those for best results.

There are some great places to buy fig trees online.
 

garymc

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I have an LSU purple and I like it. Well, I have about 3 of them. I layered it and then air layered it to plant in a different area.
 

Magnafico

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I like it a lot, cold resistant, great fig when we have lots of heat here in nj
 
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