Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you my obversations on my 3 fig trees planted in the ground for app. 4 years here in north Georgia. I have a Celeste, a tree I bought as a Hardy Chicago (which it's not) and an LSU Purple. The Hardy Chicago, as near as I can tell is a Green Ischia. It produces a heavy breba crop and at the end of the fruit's growing period, it swells rapidly and ripens. It has a thick skin and is OK to eat, but not as good as I think it'll get as it ages. At least I'm hoping. The Celeste is doing well, but is a little slow ripening. It has nice fruit on it and they are starting to come in slowly now. The champ is the LSU Purple. This thing is a Celeste on Steroids. Planted at the same time as the Celeste, it's larger, fuller has more and larger figs on it and I'm picking at least a gallon+ every second day. I'm freezing them to process them all at one time. The only issue is eating them from the tree. They are delicious. If I ever plant another fig tree, it'll be an LSU Purple. Thanks for reading my post.