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LSU Improved Celeste Fig POTTED 1-2 FT Tall Refresh

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A delicious, productive fig perfect for the Deep South. Has superior delicious flavor, production, texture, and size. Figs are medium-large, firm, round and have bright reddish pulp.  Ripens early in the season, and is known as one of the earliest figs.  Disease resistant, tight closed eye, and good for the humid South - it's a seedling of "Celeste".  Would thrive in warmer zones like 8-9. Winter protection and a warm, sunny site are always advised in zones 6-7 for figs. The LSU figs come out of the Louisiana Fig Breeding program started in the 1950s that successfully produced superior figs for the Deep South.  This is the 'JFAE" strain. One of our very best.  Cuttings propagated in tree pots, no fig pops.  Photo shows what fruit will look like when it produces.

NATURALLY GROWN – no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, neo-nictinoids, or other pesticides or toxic ag chemicals used at our nursery 

Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.

Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.

Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit. Fruits are seedless.

Resistant to: This Deep South Fig is resistant to Sour Fig, fruit rot, nematodes. Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.

Hardiness: USDA zones 7b-10. Winter protection in zone 6-7 is necessary.

Plant size: 1-2' Tall  'Medium' size


  • Variety Name LSU Improved Celeste

  • Item # 45358166
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