Gettin’ Figgy With It

The LSU AgCenter has recently released 3 varieties of figs.  ‘O’Rourke’, ‘Champagne’, and ‘Tiger’ are new additions to the LSU fig program that includes ‘LSU Purple’ and ‘LSU Gold’.  Dr. Allen Owings of the LSU Hammond Research Station was kind enough to send a description of all the new varieties.  It can be downloaded at the link below:

New LSU AgCenter Figs

The plants may be a little difficult to find initially.  Almost Eden plant nursery has some of them listed, but are currently out of stock.    However, some searching around on the internet and interacting with fig growers in Louisiana may yield some good results.  Figs in Mississippi are grown widely, but not on a commercial scale.  These new varieties should be good for backyard growers.

Figs are popular with homeowners in Mississippi and new varieties could expand options

Figs are popular with homeowners in Mississippi and new varieties could expand options

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2 responses

  1. Dr. Stafne,

    I have a fig that I received under the name of Golden Celeste. I have subsequently been told that it was renamed Champagne. Is that correct?

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your guidance.

    bill

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