After Hurricane Katrina knocked down my neighbor’s big, old, rotten hackberry tree, I planted an “LSU Purple” fig in the newly-sunny backyard spot. Five years later, and I JUST picked the first two ripe figs off of this sorry lil’ tree. Yes, two. I think another three might ripen soon, but no more: 5 years…and my harvest is five figs. Whoopee. No photos, as I was so excited I devoured both in seconds.