For a hardy tree that delivers super-sweet fruit with little effort, look no further than the LSU Purple Fig Tree. Bred by the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture for superior disease resistance, the LSU Purple Fig is ideal for those who want ease with amazing results. It produces fruit as early as the second year! Most fig trees take four to five years to reach full maturity and set fruit, but the LSU Purple Fig is capable of setting small crops of figs in its second or third year. These figs have a notably high sugar content, so the flavor is super sweet. They also are mild, not overpowering like some varieties, so they're perfect for eating right off the tree, drying for storage, or making into jams and preserves.