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I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.
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My concern is there is no limit on the number of plants of any given variety. The big players can come in and buy 1000s ea of the more rare varieties leaving the little guy out. This doesn't do a lot for leveling the playing field by offering varieties at such low prices.

Just something to think about.

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Awesome offer my friend. Best of luck, this is quite the undertaking. I'm in.
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Thanks for the great offer.
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After spending many hours reading fig description I liked 33 varieties.... then I thought o no I would have to buy 33 containers and plant them.... needless to say I need to narrow down the list. :( wondering if u can get a votata plant..read that it's O so good

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I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.


What a Prophet of Doom! So, don't order any!


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My concern is there is no limit on the number of plants of any given variety. The big players can come in and buy 1000s ea of the more rare varieties leaving the little guy out. This doesn't do a lot for leveling the playing field by offering varieties at such low prices. Just something to think about.



If you read his Introduction page for this sale, you would know he says "First Come First Served" he knows how many he can or not sale! Ask him in a PM if you are worried!
 

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I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.


What a Prophet of Doom! So, don't order any!


Hey Frank, I've been called worse.  Merry Christmas.

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Hi Greenfin...one request for Persian White if you can track that one down.  Thank you for this great service to the fig community.  Hope it all goes very well for you.
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My concern is there is no limit on the number of plants of any given variety. The big players can come in and buy 1000s ea of the more rare varieties leaving the little guy out. This doesn't do a lot for leveling the playing field by offering varieties at such low prices. Just something to think about.

That's a great point. 

I need to add an amendment to the opening post: all of the 'normal' orders from forum members get filled first, and any big wholesale orders of particular varieties would be filled after that.  So if someone does order 1000 Black Madeiras (please don't do that!), I would honor the price but tell them it would have to be a longer timeframe, not just because it would take a long time to propagate that many BM's, but because I would fill all of the 'normal' orders first.  Forum members come first.

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I want to see what happens when barerooted young trees are shipped in 100+ degree temperatures in June and July.  I'm afraid a lot of them won't survive the shipping.

Those are definitely important concerns.  Let me explain a bit more.

Most of you won't have to get truly bare-root trees.  Some states require it (like California), so I'll have to send the trees that way when shipping there.  But most of the hot southern states aren't that way, so I can leave the roots in more of their growing medium.

When shipping bareroot, I think it's important to maintain really high humidity so that there won't be a lot of transpiration; that's why I think I should put them in plastic bags.  I also would also make sure to pack them so as to keep the roots moist. 

Even so, it would still be wise to plan shipments around the weather in order to minimize risk.

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James - are you going to be regularly updating your sales page based on your anticipated available number of cuttings of each variety?

Very nice offer!

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Cool! The world's first CSF, Community Supported Figculture. Love it.

Exactly!  That's a great characterization.

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I'm totally in favor of this. I believe in Community Supported Agriculture, and I'm sure that GreenFin will either deliver the trees as promised. If something happens, I'm confident that GreenFin will make sure everybody is taken care of in the end. I don't personally know GreenFin, but I'm willing to take a chance.

That is absolutely correct: I guarantee everyone will be pleased, because I won't stop until they are.  I will work very hard to make everything go as smoothly as possible, but if there are any hiccups, I'll make it right.  

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Sorry to see that WillisC removed your posting on ourfigs.

Me too, that's disappointing.  I disagree with his reasoning, but it's his site and his rules, so I'll respect them and abide by them.

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I wish I had more space for more trees, what an awesome deal/service to the F4F community! Hopefully I'll be able to place a small order at a later date after making space for a few more trees. Wishing you the best of luck with this endeavor and Merry Christmas!
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My concern is there is no limit on the number of plants of any given variety. The big players can come in and buy 1000s ea of the more rare varieties leaving the little guy out. This doesn't do a lot for leveling the playing field by offering varieties at such low prices. Just something to think about.

That's a great point. 

I need to add an amendment to the opening post: all of the 'normal' orders from forum members get filled first, and any big wholesale orders of particular varieties would be filled after that.  So if someone does order 1000 Black Madeiras (please don't do that!), I would honor the price but tell them it would have to be a longer timeframe, not just because it would take a long time to propagate that many BM's, but because I would fill all of the 'normal' orders first.  Forum members come first.


Ive been on the forum for less than a year and i dont know greenfin personally, i missed the chance to purchase from him last round but reading his posts and the praises of all the f4f people i would say your not risking to much.  ive placed an order for 5 trees, and dont think its a risk.  read all the posts from the last batch he sent out and youll see no one had anything bad to say at all.  if  i had the funds to add 5 more i wouldnt hesitate.   

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If the tree is shipped to Ca. in lets say coir,is that considered bare root?
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I've been thinking about this since I read the post early this morning, I wasn't really sure how to react to it at first. It seems everyone who is saying anything is in support of it, why wouldn't they be. To me..it stinks.
Why?
Like many members, I have spent a considerable amount of time, money, and effort doing my homework and making purchases and trades. Some varieties were given to me out of the goodness of peoples hearts, and I thank all of you very much. Most of them I paid a fair going rate for, either as cuttings or retail plants. Some I paid through the nose for, partly because I really wanted that tree and partly because it was rare and of value. Having a rare and valuable variety is nice because it is OF VALUE, not that I'm in it for the money but because I now have something that I can likely make some trades for; and furthermore if I have a few extra plants at the end of the summer I can put them on eBay and get some return to help pay for this habit..just a bit. Every year I sell 2 or 3 plants on eBay, that is all.
Maybe I think it stinks because there is nothing on the list that I want. But most of all, now my valued varieties your telling me are worth $7. This doesn't leave me feeling good, and it shouldn't. Anyone who has something of value shouldn't be overjoyed to see someone else out there selling the same thing for nothing. I would like to have a positive outlook for this, but I don't. Sorry. I think if you charged even what a common tree is worth  at any given nursery for some of these varieties I wouldn't give a squirt, but this just feels sort of ridiculous and some other words that I can't and or shouldn't come up with...it's not even worth your time.

Thanks for devaluing my collection.



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Ok, this is a great opportunity for people to get their dream varieties at a very VERY low cost.
Let's harvest the positive and get rid of Negative energy in this thread.
Every body has valid concerns and they should be discussed openly. Nothing wrong with that.

Having said that, I have read several times a concern that is very valid. THE TIME OF TRAVEL OF BAREROOTS. Can be detrimental and fatal to survival of delicate new starter trees for which James would've worked so hard to grow for us.

A suggestion: And this should be strictly the choice of the buyer, Perhaps the delivery month can be changed to whatever the buyer feels would be safe for their done?

And finally, I do have confidence in James's good intention. I say we should all support and give the project a chance. Afterall, it's a win-win situation for both us and him.
I have places my order! It's a YES forme.

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ok I ordered  4 trees and paid ..

I will be in trouble ...ha ha


no more figs  was the order from the bos

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Austin, you need to order 1 more, just reason with the boss that there is free shipping for the 5th tree.
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Thank you Calvin. I suppose Ponte Tresa's are now worth only $7 so I guess I'll just give mine away.
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Thank you Calvin. I suppose Ponte Tresa's are now worth only $7 so I guess I'll just give mine away.


If you need my address let me know :)

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By The Way......
If James can grow bananas and figs in Kansas, I am most confident he can pull this off too.
Cheers!

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Someone posted on another thread that paying 500 plus dollars for 3 cuttings was a good deal because it would cost more  to fly to Switzerland  and get your own cuttings . What a bunch of hogwash .
As far as real value goes , its a tree not a rare gem that nature took millions of years to create . You just stick a twig in the ground and it grows into a tree and you cut that tree into twigs and make many more trees so lots of twigs quickly.
If you go to the Mediterranean , every time you turn a corner you'll find another fig tree growing wild with beautiful figs . Nobody tries to hoard the variety and sell cuttings for hundreds of dollars .
So for those that have overpaid in the past well now you don't have to .
And for those that are just getting into figs this is a great deal and you don't have to go through the hassle of rooting them yourself.

John

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Fico preto, black maderia, all cdd's, Abebereira, and most of the high priced trees for $7..... you guys are so lucky. This is how it should be and its a bareroot not even a stick. Mass produce and make profit. Proper nurserymen . I wish if I could buy some from you :(..  
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Nature took millions of years to create trees too and they're so much better than ANY gemstone.  I feel bad for people who can't think of better things to do with their cash then spend it on a stone because it's rare....sort of a strange kind of selfishness that we can fall into.  I'm with you very much on being happy to see these plants prices come down.  I think the real value in these plants comes from being able to share them.  When I get expensive figs they get spread around for the cost of shipping once I grow them up...feels great to do because the real value is in the joy they bring to us all because of the miracle that they are.  Greenfin is doing this in a much more meaningful way than most of us can...thank you Greenfin!
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Hey Greg ,
I agree with you that the real value is in the sharing and the joy it brings to both the giver and the one that is receiving .
Also you are right about the millions of years it took nature to create the trees . 
In as far as monetary value goes you can't root a ruby :)

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I just wanted to let James know, that I really appreciate him doing this sale! I can't even imagine the work it takes to do something like this! What's so great about this is, people who has limited funds can afford to have figs that they only just dreamed about, Thanks to James! : )
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Amen to that Frankallen.
You are a good man for doing this James!
I hope your Telapias and Bananas thrive just like our baby trees.

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thanks for doing this awesome deal! I placed my order in :) I can't wait until July
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Nice job James!  Nice concept.  I just placed a purchase.  This is a win-win for those looking to get there hands on some great cultivars!  The price is amazing.


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Pons varieties for 7 bucks im in!
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You are AWESOME! Thanks again buddy!
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this is really perfect for me I only need a few.  will place an order really soon. you now gave me WINTER FIG FEVER. thanks a lot lol.
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Thanks for the great offer, James. I just placed my order.
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Do you have Galicia negra?
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Now, we can all look forward to next year! : )
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Wonderful offer ! Nice to know that there will be for sure figlets of these great varieties in my future. Great varieties and price. Love this forum! Merry Christmas everyone!
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James - how are you handling over-orders of varieties?  Is your site taking a variety off the list when you have reached a max number of trees?  

And if not, how do you handle this hypothetical example: your Black Madeira tree can handle 25 cuttings, but you already have 50 orders for it, and people have paid in advance, expecting their tree in July.  Will you be emailing them to select a different variety, or refunding their extra payment (perhaps meaning they only will get 4 trees instead of 5), or asking them to wait till next year for it, or what?

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I love this James I think this is Great !!!! But their is a lot of concern about non-dormant fig trees being ship like this. Is their a way to guarantee they will live ??? All fruit trees and bare root plants are always ship dormant so they don't shock the plant by moving the soil away from the roots ,My second question is How are you going to process the new fig from growing in your green House before you ship them. ??? thanks
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"Someone posted on another thread that paying 500 plus dollars for 3 cuttings was a good deal because it would cost more  to fly to Switzerland  and get your own cuttings . What a bunch of hogwash ....."


I was the person who paid those 3 cuttings of Ponte Tresa on Ebay for $541.00 and I thought I got a good deal BECAUSE I expected the price would go higher IF I did not wait until the very last 6 seconds to submit my bid .
Up to date I still feel happy with my decisions, and never regret to pay such a high price for those 3 Ponte Tresa cuttings . I am happy with my play . Happiness is priceless for me . 
If it happens tomorrow that someone would get 3 PT for only $1.00 on Ebay, I wont hesitate to congratulate that buyer for his LUCK . His luck and my happiness have the same value, no matter who pay what amount of money ..    
 Mr Johnparav,
you do not need to trash anybody who refuses to do things your way .

 
Regarding the recent sale of GreenFin, I believe I was among the first 10 persons (who had submitted a list and promptly paid for) when his sale just appeared on forums that awesome midnite . Whoever trust him, buy his cuttings . Whoever has some doubt, do not buy . That is simple . 

I confirm that I am not a fig dealer . So far I did not sell anything on Ebay or anywhere in the world . But who can stop me if I will sell my fig trees one day ????   




  

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James - are you going to be regularly updating your sales page based on your anticipated available number of cuttings of each variety?

Very nice offer!

Yes, when sales for particular varieties get to the max I think I can produce over the next 6 months, I'll remove the 'Add to Cart' buttons for those varieties.  Kind of like I did with the cuttings page, but I won't keep the individual numbers updated in view like I did with the cuttings.

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Thanks James :)

And Merry Christmas!

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I've been thinking about this since I read the post early this morning, I wasn't really sure how to react to it at first. It seems everyone who is saying anything is in support of it, why wouldn't they be. To me..it stinks.
Why?
Like many members, I have spent a considerable amount of time, money, and effort doing my homework and making purchases and trades. Some varieties were given to me out of the goodness of peoples hearts, and I thank all of you very much. Most of them I paid a fair going rate for, either as cuttings or retail plants. Some I paid through the nose for, partly because I really wanted that tree and partly because it was rare and of value. Having a rare and valuable variety is nice because it is OF VALUE, not that I'm in it for the money but because I now have something that I can likely make some trades for; and furthermore if I have a few extra plants at the end of the summer I can put them on eBay and get some return to help pay for this habit..just a bit. Every year I sell 2 or 3 plants on eBay, that is all.
Maybe I think it stinks because there is nothing on the list that I want. But most of all, now my valued varieties your telling me are worth $7. This doesn't leave me feeling good, and it shouldn't. Anyone who has something of value shouldn't be overjoyed to see someone else out there selling the same thing for nothing. I would like to have a positive outlook for this, but I don't. Sorry. I think if you charged even what a common tree is worth  at any given nursery for some of these varieties I wouldn't give a squirt, but this just feels sort of ridiculous and some other words that I can't and or shouldn't come up with...it's not even worth your time.

Thanks for devaluing my collection.

I don't think this project will devalue your collection as much as you think it might.  UC-Davis gave away cuttings for free for many, many years, and it didn't destroy the market.  For example, UC-Davis gave away far more Black Madeira wood than I will distribute, yet Black Madeira continues to be highly valued on ebay and elsewhere. 

My suspicion is that the extra supply that I'll inject into the market from this 1-time project will be countered by increased demand that continues to spiral upward as a result of the healthy growth of our hobby.  My project will help to grow the hobby and will help to get more people involved, which is just going to lead to more demand down the road.  Providing a cheaper entry into the world of fig collecting = more collectors, and more collectors = more demand. 

Regarding the price, I really struggled with what to charge.  I thought about charging $10-15 as a more neutral price, but didn't want people to think I was trying to make big profits, so I tried to go with the lowest price I could afford to offer, and have been intending to only do this as a 1-time thing.  I know the cheap price undermines some of the sales efforts of others, but so do all offers of free/cheap cuttings and trees.

I hope your collection thrives for you and continues to give you joy.

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Good attitude Mai Mai, I wish others would compliment your attitude and wish that everyone could afford any fig plant that they wish to have. Again, I do not mind someone paying $1500 for a fig plant when I bought the same plant for $25 or $50, I do not feel guilty at all. I feel as time goes on, other members will pay forward what they have been able to get through gifts or low cost cuttings/plants like the service that James is providing. I hope other forum members pledge to pass on the generosity.
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If the tree is shipped to Ca. in lets say coir,is that considered bare root?

I don't think so, but I'm not sure.  One of the ways I had considered growing them was via hydroponics or aquaponics, perhaps even utilizing Deep Water Culture and growing them in water.  Doing so could result in massive root growth while avoiding the shock from having to remove the roots from potting mix or some other solid media.  I had been thinking I could then lightly pack moist sphagnum moss in with the roots, bag them up to keep the moisture in, and ship them that way.  But now I don't think I'd be allowed to add the sphagnum moss.

Here's the wording sent to me by the Cali Ag official:

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The following are hereby declared to be hosts and possible carriers of the pest quarantined against:

1. Soil (except when commercially packaged). For the purpose of this section, soil shall mean all growing media; 2. Humus, compost and manure (except when commercially packaged); 3. All plants with roots (except bare-root plants free from soil). “Free from soil” as used in this regulation shall mean free from soil in amounts that could contain concealed Japanese beetle larvae or pupae; Restrictions.

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I love this James I think this is Great !!!! But their is a lot of concern about non-dormant fig trees being ship like this. Is their a way to guarantee they will live ??? All fruit trees and bare root plants are always ship dormant so they don't shock the plant by moving the soil away from the roots ,My second question is How are you going to process the new fig from growing in your green House before you ship them. ??? thanks

Thanks, Joe.

I was thinking about growing some of the plants in a DWC media-less environment, so that the roots wouldn't get shocked.  Another idea was to go ahead and grow plants in a light potting mix, and to then remove the potting mix in such a way that the process doesn't shock the roots.  One idea for that would be to put them in an 8" deep trough of slowly running oxygenated water in my aquaponics tunnel.  The plants won't drown or suffer any negative effects from being submerged in that well-oxygenated water, and the mix could lazily fall away on its own over the course of an hour. 

I'm not sure what you mean by processing.  I'll probably spray them with an antitranspirant, is that what you mean?

Are you in Louisiana?  I don't think they require bare-rooting, so you shouldn't have any trouble on this front.  For folks in laxer states, I was intending to leave the smaller ones in cups and semi-bareroot the larger ones, removing/softening the potting mix enough to fit the rootball into the box.

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