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LSU Scott’s Black Fig Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person. LSU Scott’s Black Fig Tree is a top-quality, fast-growing variety known for its sweet, juicy figs and lush foliage. Order online now for a fruitful addition to your garden.

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Cold Hardy 15-20°
Growing Zone 8B - 10B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

LSU Scott’s Black Fig: Indulge in the Depth of Purple-Hued Sweetness

About the Fruit

Delve into the rich, succulent world of the LSU Scott’s Black Fig, a variety that emanates from the renowned breeding program at Louisiana State University. This fig is celebrated for its large, dark purple fruit with a striking, ruby-red flesh. The sweetness is profound, with a berry-like quality that fig aficionados adore. Perfect for fresh eating, preserves, or as an opulent addition to cheese platters, the LSU Scott’s Black Fig is a gourmet treasure waiting to be discovered in your own backyard.

What to Know About the Tree

The LSU Scott’s Black Fig tree is a robust and shapely specimen that enhances any garden with its lush appearance. Deciduous in nature, it sheds its leaves in winter, only to burst forth with vibrant green foliage come spring. This tree typically matures to a manageable height of 8-12 feet, making it suitable for a variety of landscapes and even pot culture. The LSU Scott’s Black Fig tree is not only a bearer of delectable fruits but also a resilient and low-maintenance addition to your garden, adaptable to a range of climates.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the late summer to early fall when the LSU Scott’s Black Fig ripens to perfection. The tree becomes a spectacle of color, adorned with deep purple figs that are ready to harvest. This season brings the joy of plucking your own homegrown figs, each one a symbol of the care and love you’ve invested into your fruitscape™.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine your outdoor space transformed with the addition of the LSU Scott’s Black Fig tree, contributing both visual splendor and bountiful harvests to your fruitscape™. Its attractive growth habit and stunning fruit make it an excellent choice for creating a focal point or for integrating into mixed borders with other exotic plants. Your fruitscape™ will be a testament to both beauty and the pleasures of homegrown freshness, providing a unique and rewarding experience for the senses.

With Just Fruits and Exotics, your new fig tree arrives 100% shipped in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family to yours. Our superior packaging and easy shipping guarantee your tree arrives in excellent condition. As a nationally renowned, trusted online plant nursery, we’re dedicated to bringing a local, friendly vibe to your online shopping. Invite the LSU Scott’s Black Fig into your garden and elevate your fruitscape™ with a touch of exotic elegance and deliciousness.

Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height12-15 FT
Mature Width8-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees

Embrace the joy of Fruitscaping™ with our Fig Trees. Among the simplest and most rewarding fruiting plants to grow, figs are an excellent addition to any organic garden. Their inherent disease resistance and few pest issues can be managed easily without the need for harsh chemicals, ensuring a bountiful, eco-friendly harvest.

Our Fig trees exhibit a diverse palette of flavors, textures, and ripening seasons. Some varieties possess thin skins with succulent centers evoking the flavor of rich maple syrup – a delight when savored fresh from the tree. Other varieties offer a naturally sweet texture, perfect for drying or turning into delectable preserves.

With their compact growth habit, fig trees are perfect for integrating into the shrubbery border, adding an attractive contrast with their broad, deeply lobed leaves. Consider pairing these distinctive trees with the elegant pomegranate and the fine-textured blueberry bushes for a stunning visual mix. Complement this arrangement with a lush undergrowth of strawberries, creating a cycle of blooming flowers, ripening fruit, and vibrant fall colors.

The young fig tree’s smooth, flexible trunk lends itself to creative gardening techniques. Train it into an espalier for a living wall, or twist it into a striking specimen tree. If you’re dealing with limited space, lay the trunk flat against the ground, and watch as the vertical shoots transform into a natural, green hedge.

Fig trees are also well-suited to container gardening. The root restriction of a pot often encourages the tree to produce even more prolific crops. So, if you’re an urban gardener or short on garden space, our fig trees will prove a perfect fit.

Embrace the ease and joy of Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees. Enjoy the journey from planting and care to the sweet reward of your homegrown figs.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

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