|Other Shipping||$15.00 ($5.00 as additional item)|
Up for auction is this rooted cutting of Bass' Favorite fig. Bass lists this one on his website as an "excellent large black/violet (for me I found them to be more violet than black) fig with rich dark red pulp. Amazing flavor, that has the right balance of sweet and acid, combined with the size of this variety". I got to taste a few of these last fall and was pleasantly surprise and I think you will be too!
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.
My growing operation has been inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and I’m licensed to ship to all 50 States. However, I will only ship inside the continental U.S.
Some notes on Shipping:
I will usually ship using a box from 18"x4"x4" to 22"x4"x4" box. I have used taller boxes, but shipping charges have also increased this year. Anything taller than 22" now has a 4$ increase with USPS Priority Rate. So whenever possible I will stay within this range to help keep costs down. I try very hard not to select plants that are out of this spec, but sometimes, they grow a lot in the week that they are listed and taking bids. I charge $15 for shipping with $5 for each additional fig. If a plant will be taller than 22" I will add 5$ to the listing. I'm not trying to make money on shipping, however I don't think I can recover shipping costs with "Free Shipping" so this cost structure seems to work most of the time.
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 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. Please don't ask that I hold your plants while you go on vacation. If you win you're auction, I need to ship. It gets extremely hectic saving plants and keeping track of this. Thank you for your understanding.
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!!!!!