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James - how are things going dude? Can't wait to see the progress. 



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James - how are things going dude? Can't wait to see the progress. 




Matty I was just thinking about this too! James you have already spoiled us with seeing pics of our future baby figs in process of growing, so naturally we want MORE! Lol! Whenever u have the time that is.. We dont want to be demanding AND spoiled now right? Lol ;)

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LOL, it hasn't even been a month.  The poor guy has to up pot a thousand cuttings.  Give him a break!  :)
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You guys were reading my mind, or maybe I was reading yours, I just sat down to share some pics from a couple of days ago :) 

Things are going really well so far.  I had an initial setback in that I couldn't directly root dormant cuttings out in my greenhouses (too wet and too cool).  If a cutting was already off and running (roots and leaves), then it kept growing fine; but if a cutting was totally dormant, it just continued to stay that way.  So I switched strategies and went back to my usual humidity bin method...and just got a lot more bins :)  In total, I've currently got around 900 cuttings hatching in humidity bins and about 150 in cloners.  Last week I moved the first 150 or so out of the bins and out to the greenhouses, since they had strong roots and leaves.  Today I'm planning to move the next batch, probably another 100-150.

The cuttings have been popping like popcorn, it's been fun to watch.  I'm very fortunate--the project is a lot of work, but it's so rewarding it doesn't feel that way. 

I'll post some pics in a few minutes.

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I currently have 25 bins and 3 cloners in use.  When individual plants are ready, I pluck them from their bins and consolidate them to be carried out to the greenhouses.  Here are 4 bins of consolidated plants that are on their way out:

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Here's what they looked like a couple of days after I moved them out:
 
[IMG_0911] 

Other assorted pics (1st is a tub of Conadria, other tubs are mixed varieties):

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Wow, talk about go big or go home.

Looks like you got the process down.  I know your staying very busy.

Way to go!

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Man, I wish I could get my cuttings to root like that. Don is right, you got it down pat.
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LOL, it hasn't even been a month.  The poor guy has to up pot a thousand cuttings.  Give him a break!  :)


But James started it by spoiling us!!! Lol! J/k ;)

Wowee!!!!! Talk about getting right back to us! James you are amazing! The cuttings are no longer cuttings, and are officially baby fig trees! What an awesome job you are doing with them, I'm all smiles here getting to see this whole gigantic project unfold, and you are managing it "Like a Boss" (as my kiddies would say lol)! I actually think I saw one of my trees.. Hehe! Keep up the awesome work! I'm also very happy to hear that you are enjoying this enormous task, and that it doesn't often feel like the hard work it truly is because of that. It's an awesome thing when you truly love what you do for a living.. :)

Thank you for the update James (and for keeping us good & spoiled too lol)! Just think of all the smiles you will be delivering come spring/summer time frame.. All of them a direct result of all the hard work you are doing right now! Now that's something really special if you ask me ;)

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LOL, it hasn't even been a month.  The poor guy has to up pot a thousand cuttings.  Give him a break!  :)


What Jamie said ;)

Thanks for the update James, everything is looking great and your rocking it. Appreciate the update ;)

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Here's what they looked like a couple of days after I moved them out:
 
[IMG_0911]


Here's a pic of that same group from today, 9 days later:

[IMG_0975]

And here's a pic of some of the next wave that I moved out a couple of days ago:

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Fantastic work, James. 
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You do having it going on.  I am still trying to grow my 1st tree fom cutting, I am paying close attention to all aspects of your process for success,  Thanks for all you do, it is a labor of love!
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James I must admit I had my doubts but you proved me wrong. Outstanding job. I'm glad it's working out. You are revolutionizing the way we can acquire some hard to get varieties. Keep up the great work.
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I cant wait till it's shipping time, your going to be super busy then! !!
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looking great! What's the earliest you can ship these trees out? I'm not being impatient, I'm more concerned about the heat here in AZ if you were to ship my order in June. May maybe even too hot. 
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Thanks for the nice comments, everyone :)

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I cant wait till it's shipping time, your going to be super busy then! !!

It'll be a lot of work, that's for sure!  I should put family members to work and have them earn all the figs they'll eat this year :) 

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looking great! What's the earliest you can ship these trees out? I'm not being impatient, I'm more concerned about the heat here in AZ if you were to ship my order in June. May maybe even too hot. 

The estimated earliest ship date for almost all orders is July 1st.  A very small number of people will get their orders around April (folks who had very small/simple orders containing only my outdoor varieties that went dormant in November).  But it isn't possible for me to fill the vast majority of other orders until approximately July 1st, because many of the trees from many of the varieties just won't be ready until then.   

Some folks in AZ and elsewhere have requested that I delay shipping their plants until after the heat breaks in the fall, which I'm happy to do.  If you want me to do that for you, just pm me and let me know (include your paypal name so I can find your order, since it's probably different from your f4f name).

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PMing you right now, thanks!
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Ed.....He said he had done this before with no problems....
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Here's a pic of that same group from today, 9 days later:

[IMG_0975]

And here's a pic of some of the next wave that I moved out a couple of days ago:

[IMG_0988]

After another 14 days, here's the tub in the 1st quoted pic:

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And here's the tub in the 2nd quoted pic:

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James, you are the "the Man".... I've had complete faith in you at the very start of this project! For sure, it looks like you know what you are doing! Thanks, for the hard work so far! : )
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Here are some pics of the next wave of rooted cuttings that were just moved out a couple of days ago.  The bananas and citrus have kindly volunteered to provide some shade to help with the transition :)

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I never tire of seeing cuttings leaf out and take root, especially the stingy ones like Figo Preto/Black Madeira/I-258.  Here's a little group of 5 Figo Pretos just getting started:

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You are doing such a fantastic job rooting cuttings. You make it look so easy but I know better. Thanks for working so hard on this project.
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Thanks Frank and MStanleyross! 
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Wow look at those babies go.  I have a small incubator box on my sofa table.  It is the highlight of the day to see how many new leaves.  Is that a fig addiction, you think?  Looking forward to many more. 
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or maybe us AZ folk should get together and drive a van home with all the figlest in July.  Road trip!

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Thanks for the nice comments, everyone :)


It'll be a lot of work, that's for sure!  I should put family members to work and have them earn all the figs they'll eat this year :) 


The estimated earliest ship date for almost all orders is July 1st.  A very small number of people will get their orders around April (folks who had very small/simple orders containing only my outdoor varieties that went dormant in November).  But it isn't possible for me to fill the vast majority of other orders until approximately July 1st, because many of the trees from many of the varieties just won't be ready until then.   

Some folks in AZ and elsewhere have requested that I delay shipping their plants until after the heat breaks in the fall, which I'm happy to do.  If you want me to do that for you, just pm me and let me know (include your paypal name so I can find your order, since it's probably different from your f4f name).

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Holy cow!  Now I have something to show my wife to prove I'm not crazy for having 8 bins going!

That is a serious operation, there.

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Hello, my very first post! I had been using the forum for info for quite some time (actually more often then not when using Google I was brought here for the info) but recently just joined. Completly separate to that, and before I saw this post, I stumbled on the website James created and saw this offer. Blindly, I ordered 2 of the varieties left (at this point most have sold out). I figured, what the heck! Dr. Monticello was one that I chose. I don't know much about it and info seems sparse but what I did see looked very promising, and the whole point for me was getting something I could never find at my local nursery. After seeing the scope of the operation this effort has required I am truly thankful for the opportunity to pick up a couple plants at such a reasonable price and also feel great that business is going to someone who loves figs and is part of the larger community. So often business is done by the larger companies with only bottom line in mind and consequently the attention to detail and passion for the plants are lost in the process. I am excited and steeped in anticipation! Well done, and thx!!!
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Hi James,

Just curious what your success rate is on a rooting operation this large. 

Roughly how many don't root or fail shortly after rooting or leafing out, and how many fail after being transferred to the greenhouse?

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Hi TGO, thanks for the nice comments :)

Dr. Monticello's is supposed to be similar to Black Mission from what I've read, but I haven't tasted it yet to know first-hand.  I have 2 young trees growing in-ground, 1 outside and 1 in a greenhouse, and am anticipating the first fruit from them this season.

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Hi James,

Just curious what your success rate is on a rooting operation this large. 

Roughly how many don't root or fail shortly after rooting or leafing out, and how many fail after being transferred to the greenhouse?

Hi Ed,

I'd estimate that the success rate on rooting has been around 90-95% for this project.  On a smaller scale in the past it's probably been 80% (often due to getting leaves and no roots), but this year I used Clonex and kept the mix less moist, and that seemed to help.

I've only lost 2 that I know of after the move to the greenhouse (so less than 1%); those two wilted and went kaput a few days in, not sure why. 

For me, the initial rooting is where almost all of my losses always occur.  Most often, it's because they either never root/leaf or because they do root/leaf but I don't move them out of the humidity bins fast enough and they mold to death.  The greenhouses seem to be safe zones: if the plants can survive long enough to make it there (even if their leaves are half molded by then), they're generally in the clear.

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Its a WOW for you James. 
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I love seeing these updates and knowing that somewhere in that mix is the tree that I ordered from you. How do you plan on shipping these trees? Overnight/two day shipping? Also should I be expecting a email from you when my tree has shipped? I only ask because I will be sure to keep an eye out for it when I know it's coming my way.
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Good question, Datesnfigs! I just realized that July is my family vacation month. Yikes!!!
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Good question, Datesnfigs! I just realized that July is my family vacation month. Yikes!!!



Meg......Get one of your neighbors to accept it then explain how to take care of it! : )

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Meg, ask him to hold your delivery until August.  Your neighbor may or may not actually water your plants.  Even if they're reliable anything could happen with them.
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I love seeing these updates and knowing that somewhere in that mix is the tree that I ordered from you. How do you plan on shipping these trees? Overnight/two day shipping? Also should I be expecting a email from you when my tree has shipped? I only ask because I will be sure to keep an eye out for it when I know it's coming my way.

I'm planning on USPS 2-day priority mail, and you'll get the tracking# emailed to you when it ships :)

I'll also send out emails to any folks who have something on their order that won't be ready soon enough to ship with their other trees.  I think the best thing to do in those situations would be to let people choose between getting a refund for what's missing or substituting something else, and to also let them get their missing trees added onto a subsequent order for the original $7 price whenever they're ready.  So for example, if someone's order was all ready except for one tree that wouldn't be ready for awhile, that person could choose a substitute from a list of available trees (maybe choosing something like Galicia Negra?), and still have the option to get the missing tree for $7 on a future order.  I can't afford to offer free shipping on those subsequent orders, I apologize.     

I have around 100 new varieties that I haven't listed anywhere, and I was thinking that I could let people choose their substitutions from that list.  A lot of them are premium varieties like Galicia Negra, Martinenca Rimada, etc, so I think everyone would probably be able to find something that would make them happy.   (And just to reiterate: people could always choose a partial refund instead of a substitution if they prefer)

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Could they choose to pay additional shipping for a later shipment of their desired tree?
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Could they choose to pay additional shipping for a later shipment of their desired tree?

Yes, so folks would have 3 options:

1) choose a refund for the missing variety, plus have the option to purchase the missing variety later at the raincheck price of $7 (you pay shipping);

2) choose a substitute for the missing variety, plus have the option to purchase the missing variety later at the raincheck price of $7 (you pay shipping);

3) choose neither a refund nor a substitution, and instead just pay additional shipping to receive the missing variety whenever it's ready.

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All sounds good to me, James!
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James. Could there be a fourth option to wait till all trees are ready? ;)

Great to hear about all your new varieties. Is it July 1st yet???

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Frank, that sounds reasonable. Who knows, she may just become a fig enthusiast herself :-).
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James. Could there be a fourth option to wait till all trees are ready? ;)

Yes, good point, that is a 4th option  :)

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There are figs everywhere you walk in my greenhouses now:

[IMG_1098%2B-%2Bfig%2Btubs] 
[IMG_1096%2B-%2Bfig%2Btubs] 
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The floaters are getting big, and will soon move into another tunnel where they can spread out and be up-potted (a lot of them are still in the clear 16oz cups they were rooted in).  I've been extremely cautious about giving them fertilizer, for fear of overdoing it, and it's obvious by their light green color.  That should change pretty quickly, though, when I up-pot them and give them a good dose of composted manure.

[IMG_1097%2B-%2Bfig%2Bpools] 
[IMG_1100%2B-%2Bfig%2Bpools] 
Here's a look inside my aquaponics tunnel.  The trees that are planted in the gravel are growing really fast right now, as are the 5gal trees that are hidden from view.  The lanky 1gal plants were potted up from an indoor cloner the day before; they look ten times better now after getting a few days of good filtered sunlight (this pic is from last week).  I think I'm going to move the cloners out into the greenhouses this spring so the cuttings they're rooting will get more light and lankiness won't be an issue on subsequent batches.

[IMG_1101%2B-%2Bfig%2Baquaponics] 

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[IMG_1108%2B-%2BHardy%2BChicago] 

And here's one of the resident frogs busy on bug patrol :)

[IMG_1102%2B-%2Bbullfrog] 
Overall the figs continue to grow well. There aren't any personally assigned plants at this stage, just a sea of fig stock. We're only just now getting near the halfway point (timewise) of the project, so there's still quite a while to go, and as is the case with propagation projects like this, most of the growth will occur in the last half of the time, since plant growth is exponential.

Two greenhouses are full right now, and I'm getting ready to unpack one into a 3rd greenhouse over the next week or two, which will make for 3 full greenhouses. Shortly after that it'll be time to start trimming and airlayering the legions of mother trees in order to create the 2nd generation, which will in turn be grown out into most of the small well-rooted trees that will be shipped.  (If only 1 generation were needed, this would have been a 3 month project; but it was always scheduled to use 2 generations, which is why I gave the 6 month estimate of July.)

On a final note, I wanted to say thanks to Ingevald (Byron) for visiting last week.  He's one of my favorite posters here, just a really interesting and nice guy, and it was a lot of fun getting to spend half a day with him.  Thanks Byron!  For those who haven't seen it, he wrote a really nice intro to figs back in 2009 that was helpful to me when I first started out:  https://lawrencefruittreeproject.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/article-growing-figs-in-kansas.pdf

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James,

You just continue to impress. I placed another order before I saw this today.

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Ditto ...
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Thanks, Phil  :)

Thanks, George :)


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A lot of folks requested that I try to find particular varieties for them.  Here are the ones I've been able to get so far:

Albacor Comuna
Albacor de Molla Blanca
Bakio
Baleares Plot 3
Barada
Bisirri #1
Black Provence
Blanche de Turquie
Blava (Campenera)
Blaveta (Campos)
Bombarral
Borda Barrquer
Bordissot Rossa
Brooklyn Dark
Calvert
Carolina Beach 1 Unk
Celeste (Belleclare)
Coll de Dama Gegantina
Dark Portuguese
Dark Syrian
De la Gloria
De la Reina
De la Roca
Dels Ermitans
Emalyn's Purple
Falls Gold
Figo Sofeno Escuro
Galicia Negra
GM 125
GM 149a
GM 171
GM 172
Golden Riverside
Grise de St. Jean
Gros Monstreuse di Lipari
Hardy Hartford
Italian 253
Italian 358
Italian 376
Janice
Julie's
LaRadek Brown Turkey
Lemon
Manresa
Maroc Noir
Martinenca Rimada
Maryland Berry
Mega Celeste
Melanzana
Napolitana
Naragansett
Natalina
Neveralla
Noir de Barbentane
Pananas Purple
Panevino White
Papa John
Paradiso
Pasquale
Pernette Noir
Peterson Prolific
Pingo de Mel
Planera
Ponte Tresa
Princesa
Raspberry Latte
Red Israel
Royal Vineyard
Salem Honey
Santa Cruz Dark
Sierra
Strawberry Teardrop (UCR 184-15)
Tashkent
Tauro
Tres Num Prato
Troiano Calabrese
TV3
Unknown Dark Greek (Navid's)
Unknown Owensboro
Unknown White Italian
Vernea
Verte
Victoria
Violet Patlican
Vasilika Sika (Vasile's strain)
Vutata
White Adriatic
Wuhan
Yellow Lebanese (Bekaa Valley)
Yellow Long Neck
Zingarella (Gypsy)

There are still another 20-30 requested varieties that I haven't been able to get yet, so if you don't see your personal requests in the list above, that's why.  If/when I do get them, I'll add them to the 2017 listings on my site with the others.

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We have about an acre of open land left.  This season I'm going to plant in-ground figs in 1/2 to 2/3 of that open area, and I've just about convinced myself to add a 30' x 12' x 96' tunnel dedicated exclusively to potted figs. 

But I must admit, I'm starting to think more and more about the empty 10-acre field for sale/lease that's adjacent to our property...

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You must sure have the hookup getting these rare varieties.
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>>> But I must admit, I'm starting to think more and more about the empty 10-acre field for sale/lease that's adjacent to our property...

My advice ... DO, do go for it!

My brother down-under in Aussie-land, a while back, has had a similar opportunity, but for some reason ($$?) did not buy; now he regrets it very bad.
He and his two sons have a sustaining 'cut-flower' farm that could have been expanded.

From above, as for us, opportunity coming, we did buy a 7 acre farm/property next-door to my son in more-South NJ.
In a year (or 2), we will be living there enjoying our 4 young  grandchildren, plus some other good stuff ...

 

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