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Up for auction is this rooted cutting of Azores Dark. The Azores fig is said to have come from the Portugese Island of Sao Miguel and is said to be the same as the fig known as Sao Miguel Roxo, although some still debate this. I don't pretend to know the answer, I obtained this from my friend Ross several years ago. While rooting and growing it the first few years, it resembled Norella. I actually thought I mixed them up because Azores Dark is supposed to be darker than your average Mt Etna Type. When I saw this, I dumped the fig and got another cutting. I pride myself in trying to fruit what I sell so that I know that what I sell is what it is. So, off I went to try again to see what all the commotion was about. Sure enough, It grew and resembled Norella again. I decided to keep it and see if it got darker. Last year it did seem to darken a bit. It’s a very prolific and tasty fig that I think is still worth keeping. I don't think anyone can go wrong with this one as it's productive and delicious.
My name is Dan Foster. I’ve been growing figs since 2011 and it’s become a passion of mine that I hope you’ll find to be as rewarding and enjoyable as I have. My goal when I began this obsession was to grow and taste as many varieties as I can to find the best tasting figs for my area. Each year I add a few dozen and try to cull a few dozen. This is still true today. You can find me on Facebook and the "Ourfigs" fig forum. As with any collector, all of my figs should be assumed to have been exposed in some way to FMV Fig Mosaic Virus. When young, figs will often show more severe symptoms, but most of the time many of them grow out of this as long as good growing and fertilizing practices are in place.
You will receive the exact plant that is photographed. This one is grown in a 3"x 8" Stuewe & Sons Tree-pot along with a professional growing mix. These pots make shipping and growing cuttings a breeze and are easy to transplant. It should have a very nice root system and should rebound from transplanting easily. Once transplanted, I think it’s always a good idea to place the newly planted tree in a shadier location for a week just to make sure it can recover adequately in its new environment. This is especially true when replanting in a southern location or when the temperatures are above 80. The Heat and sun intensity can be quite different in Texas for example compared to Michigan.
Some notes on Shipping:
My growing operation has been inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. I'm licensed to ship to ALL US states. However, I will not ship to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or Idaho. Sellers selling plants with the comments "Buyers are responsible for knowing their states laws on importing live plants." do so irresponsibly. There are many new sellers entering in the fig market lately. I think it's great for the hobby, but sellers that are not properly inspected should be avoided.
I will ship out Sunday auctions by Tuesday and Thursday auctions will ship out Saturday morning at the latest. The faster your invoice is paid, the faster I can get your plants out. Please make sure your Figbid and Paypal shipping address is current and accurate. Combined shipping is available automatically upon invoice with multiple auctions being won through FigBid within the same week. Figbid combines these automatically, so it's best to wait and pay after all of the auctions you're bidding on for that week are complete, otherwise you will be charged the full shipping charge with each invoice. I always prefer USPS, but boxes over 22" cost quite a bit more to ship. I will use UPS or Fedex if plants go over the 22" mark. Please reach out to me beforehand if there is an issue with that.
Shipping Live Plants is always a tricky endeavor. I strive to carefully pack and ship your plants with care but, they are live plants, and sometimes it gets hot! If you have a plant that you received and it's not doing well, please carefully unpack and water it. Place in a cool shady spot and plant it up if possible. Figs are resilient! Many times figs will shed some leaves as a response to being in a box, but will form new leaves within a few weeks. If you're plant dies due to shipping stress, I will refund after 30 days. Please send me photos and work with me on a resolution. Please take pictures of packaging and plant if it arrives damaged, be prepared to present this packaging to your local post office as part of their claims process.
Striped figs. Sometimes there are striped figs that do not fruit with stripes. Take a picture of the fruit as it's growing on the whole plant and send it to me. If the plant has reverted, I will make it right. I can send a replacement or offer a refund. I don't expect anyone to pay a high dollar amount for a striped fig only to have it fruit solid green. Not many others will offer this guarantee, but I understand the beauty of striped figs and also know that they can be finicky. I want you to be happy with what you receive from me.
Thank you for your support and happy figging!!!!!