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I was blessed with the opportunity to trim several Unique Fig Trees this winter.
Few Premium cuttings have been set aside for auction later , maybe on eBay or even at a private auction sometime in future. The rest I can distribute, for our Forum Members, for a fixed package deal.
$20+s/h=Total $25.
PayPal only please
US only.
There will be 2 cuttings of each variety with minimum 3 nodes each to insure success of rooting.
I am doing this for few reasons, one- to make sure the variety survives and flourishes in every state and the other to help me develop the LAFF further. It's not easy to support this hobby, I come to realize...:)

1- Melanzana Calabrese AKA "Venice Beach Fig" that was recently verified by several experienced Fig Collectors from, France, Italy and US, to be true to the name.
 Unk. Venice Beach Fig...WOW.
The mother tree is owned by a very famous Italian celebrity, who choses to remain private for now :)
This is a variety that grown slow and it's used to being in mountainous elevations and sea, even salty environments. I have tasted the fruit and was nothing of any fig that I had tasted before. 
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2-The "Mother-in-law Fig"
The uniqueness of this fig comes from the story itself, which you can read form the thread attached. The MotherInLaw's Fig.
The taste is very sweet with gentle hint of figgie aroma, the sirupy pulp will put you to shock every time you take a bite out of it.
Several fig collectors suggest that it is offspring of Greek Type figs due to the looks of the skin and overall texture and taste.
The Motherinlaw Fig.jpg 


This will be one of a kind offer so please don't hesitate attaining it. It may not repeat again.

**Caprification is not required but always improves the quality of any fig.




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"1- Melanzana Calabrese AKA "Venice Beach Fig" that was recently verified by several experienced Fig Collectors from, France, Italy and US, to be true to the name. " Aaron, why this rare figs not checked in my garden? Waiting a few cuttings for testing.
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Vladik, I wish I had a way to send them to you :)
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...cuttings are washed with hot water, dried and both ends are dipped in melted Paraffin to protect them from dehydration. Then're going to the post office and send. It's simple.
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Aaron, I have no wish to start a fight, for starters.

As per your previous statements: "It would be irresponsible from any body to start selling cuttings from a plant they haven't seen fruit of yet. If I were to list anything, I would list the source of my mother tree, the picture of my mother tree including the leaves, ripe fruit, and every extra information possible to help the buyer give confidence in investing in the cutting or the plant. I think it's only fair to expect these things from the seller."  source: http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/italian-258-on-ebay-7209032 Post #22.

We don't know who your experts are who ID'd the first fig. It would be best to post leaf samples and all relevant info to let potential buyers decide for themselves, because as far as I'm concerned both are unknowns selling for $10/cutting.

Maybe you have the real thing, maybe not. But please provide all info as you have previously declared you would provide, especially if claiming to have a known variety. It is only fair.

Have a nice weekend.

PS: Just for fun, see posts #13 and #16 linked above: "what would be someone's reaction if they see me list something on eBay (God forbid! LOL) I have never sold anything on eBay in my life." and "I don't think you guys will see me selling on eBay for a long time to come...just the thought gives me the cramps down there...LOL"

6 weeks sure makes a difference.
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PM sent

Thank you,

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PM sent.

Thanks for including the links to the previous threads about both varieties.

Looking forward to seeing how they do in Eastern MA.

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Thank you PM sent
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Hi Iam victor on F4F I would love a some of your cuttings,how do i go about it?
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Let the war begin..
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Hi Victor, just PM me :)
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Limited cuttings,
6 packs left :)
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got mine in thanks again aaron . always sends great cuttings 
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Welcome guys...few more left
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Aaron,

So to be clear you are taking cuttings off of random trees that you do not own,  trees that are growing in the wild or on other peoples property in LA, figs that may need the wasp to produce fruit and then selling them for premium money?    Really?   Trees that you claim have been identified by unknown, unnamed "experts" that very well could not exist?  Lets face it you have been, well,  I will be kind and say less than truthful in the past.  

Is this like your sale a couple weeks ago when you said you just wanted a donation to cover the cost of mailing the cuttings,  then extorted $50-$100 per person, again for cuttings of plants growing in the wild?   I have no problem with you selling things, I sell cuttings and trees but at least they are cuttings from trees I OWN and not random trees I rename.

Just a few short months ago you did not even know what a fig wasp was now you have a legion of international experts ID'ing your plants???  Who are these experts?    If it turns out to not be Melanzana Calabrese will you refund the cost of the cuttings?  


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I, too, want to know who these experts are. We don't even have a leaf picture to see.
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Hello,
  The Melanzana Calabrese (Eggplant Calabrese) that Aaron mentions, grows in Calabria, Italy. I found three sources that identify this fig at ficuscarica.com and another source in Italy which I lost when my computor crashed last year. And the other source is my Italian friend which visited his home town in Cosenza,  Calabria Italy three years ago.
Phil from Northern Ohio

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Calabria ,Fig wasp present
Los Angeles Fig,wasp present

Ohio,New Jersey,fig wasp not present!


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so, anyway :)

I think the question here is, can I have the fig I see in the picture, YES- if it's still available, NO if they are all gone,
there are only 2 packages left.
you are all welcome.
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As a seller, you have to be able to provide photos of the mature leaves. 'So anyway' isn't a mature way to handle this.....

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Kelby, 
which variety did you want to see the leaves of?
M.C, aka U.Venice Beach fig pictures have leaves...check the thread attached.

But The MotherInLaw I don't have leave pictures but in several weeks I am sure I could provide...since the tree is in our family.
Although 3 of mines in 1Gallon are already awakening...the mother tree is still dormant.

To who ever else is doubting my honesty... I am putting my name on them, that's a burden enough. So, please, if you are not comfortable with it, don't order it and don't soil the thread, show curtesy.
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Hello Herman,
  I have seen a few small wasps on my fig every year here in Northern Ohio. They looked like the fig wasp from pictures I have seen on the figs4fun forum.
Phil from Northern Ohio 
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Kelby, 
which variety did you want to see the leaves of?
M.C, aka U.Venice Beach fig pictures have leaves...check the thread attached.

But The MotherInLaw I don't have leave pictures but in several weeks I am sure I could provide...since the tree is in our family.
Although 3 of mines in 1Gallon are already awakening...the mother tree is still dormant.

To who ever else is doubting my honesty... I am putting my name on them, that's a burden enough. So, please, if you are not comfortable with it, don't order it and don't soil the thread, show curtesy.


I see you have leaf pictures on the other thread, so I apologize for that. However there is no proof your Venice Beach UNK is what you claim. People are buying this without evidence. Last thing we need is more willy nilly fig naming. You have been caught insulting, lying and threatening before, so your name isn't much to me.
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Phil Kobal:
Fig wasps in Ohio:That is big news,no doubt!
I also seen wasps on my fig trees leaves,but they are just miniature wild wasps naturally living in NJ and north east.
They have nothing to do with the pollination of fig trees,trust me.
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Kelby,
The time will show and hopefully some day you will learn to trust even me :)
Thanks for showing humbleness and apologizing, it meant a lot and shows how big of a person you are.

Herman,
No doubt in my mind that you are more knowledgable than most members, nevertheless me. 
Having said that, we still are in learning process of Wasp survival patterns in US.
Wasp colonies exist in very harsh climates such Ukraine and Armenia and Azerbaijan and Turkey were there are full four seasons...what's the secret of their survival? We don't know YET :)
It surely is a very interesting and equally very important issue for all of us fig collectors/growers.
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Aaron,

You have wandered well outside the envelope with this offer.You don't even know
what you're selling.You did not disclose it might need caprification to fruit.When
you were called on lack of wasp presence in the area's you're shipping into you
gave a song and dance about an absence of evidence that they exist is inconclusive
that they don't.

I took you for a more serious fellow.

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I, too, want to know who these experts are. We don't even have a leaf picture to see.


What I thought Kelby was talking about was the lack of leaf pic from a respected source like FicusCarica.com of Melanzana Calabrese. But I have not seen one pic shown, or heard a description. 

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Paul,
Your comment made me go all the way to the Fig Terrace down the hill to fetch this beauty.
Now we all know there are NO Pollinating Wasps right now, even in Sunny Los Angeles, right? 
Then how come I have a baby breba hanging on my U. Venice Beach AKA Melanzana Calabrese which is not even one year old?
I hope this clears the mystery :)

There is SO MUCH we all need to learn about figs... but certainly not by putting each other down.
You should not have any doubts about my credibility my friend.
Thank you.

Edit: Oh, and about the song and dance... Maybe you missed the last line of my comment in post #1?

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ooops, guess what!!

here's the leaves of the MotherInLaw fig, I found from my variety archives.

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Due to the high demand, despite all the confusion, I am preparing 6 more packs , 14 gone so far.
Thanks for the support.
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Hey guys I also got some Unknown fig trees growing around...If anyone is intrestred I can sell you some cuttings cheaper - 9$ a piece only . :)
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Brebas are never caprified. The wasp could be needed for the main crop, without growing it in an area without the wasp (Ohio) or carefully excluding the wasp in La La land there is no way to know. 

So Aaron, if somebody does not apologize when they are proven wrong does that make them a little person? 

I still want to know how a good comparison was made without anything to compare to? The leaf pic of what is called Melanzana in Calabria.

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Kelby,
The time will show and hopefully some day you will learn to trust even me
But WHO are your experts? See how many don't believe you? The onus is on you. I feel bad for anyone buying these, who knows what they're getting or if it will even fruit.
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Brebas are never caprified. The wasp could be needed for the main crop, without growing it in an area without the wasp (Ohio) or carefully excluding the wasp in La La land there is no way to know. 



Didn't know that either did you Aaron:)  

So Aaron do these people know you are are taking limbs from their trees and selling their property to line your own nest?   

Still waiting to hear why you made people pay $50-$100 shipping charge for 6 cuttings of figs growing in the wild.....people that offered you $20 or $40 to cover the $5  shipping would actually cost and you said No, it is not enough.  

Perhaps we need to start putting a disclaimer after all of Aarons posts.......Caution! this individual has just been growing figs a few months but claims to be a world renowned expert......








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It is probably Mission Kelby! dcfromsocal made a good case at the bottom of the thread. Aaron is good at bending reality.

Like the California Brown Turkey he calls "Beverly Hills Home Depot unknown".

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Brent,
for someone to make a comment like yours about figs means they know nothing about them...you need to learn how to compare.
Your comments are no challenge!

Willis...LOL
You make me lough, winter is getting you.
wait till you see my cutting hit the eBay, LOL
Your comment brought more attention to my threads then ever, 
Thank you. :)

I'm hitting the 20 count on the packages.
I should prepare more..

Edit: I'm just curious, are you two lovers or something... not that there is anything wrong with it...
Because where one goes the other follows, like inseparable leaches. <;/ 
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Brent,
for someone to make a comment like yours about figs means they know nothing about them...you need to learn how to compare.
Your comments are no challenge!

Willis...LOL
You make me lough, winter is getting you.
wait till you see my cutting hit the eBay, LOL
Your comment brought more attention to my threads then ever, 
Thank you. :)

I'm hitting the 20 count on the packages.
I should prepare more..


Answer the questions. Who are your experts? How do you know these plants do not need caprification?

You have done a wonderful job avoiding answering these questions....probably because you're making it up. The fact that you won't answer speaks to the truth.

Everyone who has paid good money for these cutting has been ripped off. If you paid you should be asking for your money back.
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Fells like i'm standing in front of the committee of...(what) .
 I'll let you answer the caprification question...that's if you know your figs.
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More lies and deception. Classic sociopathic tendencies. I feel bad for anyone who was suckered into giving you money. I'm done with you.
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This is my last post on this thread because I actually am out of cuttings.
Thank you every one who purchased these Unique figs and helping them spread around the US.
They are true to the name and you will enjoy the fruits for many years to come.
As I mention in post #1 there will be no need for Wasps to get fruit on either one but wasps improve every fig quality.
Thank you for your support.

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Kelby, I think you should go back watering your flowers.
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Aaron you just crossed the line with your comments in post #36, you are acting like your old self AGAIN! Jon needs to stop your child like comments.
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oh really!  Judge Wayne!

If we can't contribute, LETS BASH!!!  is that it? LOL

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Aaron,

When you post inaccurate information repeatedly as you have in the past you put yourself in front of the committee. I have avoided any discussion with you since you joined this forum.  I actually thought you had improved on your behavior in recent months, hopefully just having a relapse, but your history here is a case of arrogance ignorance and untruthfulness coupled with a smart mouth. When you post questionable information as an absolute, why are you surprised when people question it? Why don’t respond to questioning of what you state, as opposed to names or smart remarks. As far as your truthfulness you can edit your posts as you have in the past, but people remember what they have read.

 


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this is a free country.
you don't like what you see, move on, please.
There is nothing misleading not untruthful about any of my figs.
Tuff if you don't like the way I do this, 
Sorry,
I'm not here to satisfy "committees".
 Stop bashing my threads and I will be as pleasant as you dream off anyone to be.
Just because I can defend myself doesn't mean I am arrogant.
Take care.


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Exactly a free country. And that committee we are all subject to it when we post here. It's composed of every member of the forum. So lets see your supporters express their agreement with you here. You still just glance past substantiating information just as you have in the past. Until you learn to at least attempt that or clarify what we misunderstand you have little respect here.
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I don't care about your respect.
Sorry if I am not falling into your scam pseudo-pshycological games.
I am a free man, and that's that.
Go find another weakling to bash on. OK?


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Brebas are not caprified because the overwintering caprifig mamme crop does not contain male flowers or pollen. The entire breba crop of Calimyrna drops every year and has for more than 100 years. 

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To the Editor: Will you please look into the question of the vitality of the pollen of the Pseudocarica

Capri fig? There were comments in the Press a few years ago, favorable. I tried one thousand of them in my orchard last May and the Smyrna figs all dropped off as usual. Prof. Rixford says that there is a female of the Pseudocarica that ripens? This Pseudocarica gave off wasps for several days.—G. C. A., San Francisco. I .Answer by G. P. Rixford, United State* i Department of Agriculture. I The Ficus pseudocarica is a native of northeastern Africa, in Abyssinia and the Italian colony of Eritrea. It was introduced into California from Italy by Dr. Franceschi of Santa Barbara. Five or six years ago Walter T. Swingle of the United States Department of Agriculture, called attention to the fact the mamme (over winter) crop contained stamens and that it might furnish pollen sufficiently early to caprlfy the first crop of Smyrna figs. This discovery attracted attention for the reason that the mamme crop of the Smyrna capri does not, except very rarely, contain stamens, and that the Smyrna profichi crop is too late for the purpose and therefore the first Smyrna crop, for lack of pollination, was always lost. Attempts to use the mamme of F. pseudocarica have met with so many failures during the past season that the question of the viability of the pollen of the mamme of the species has been raised. Besides the failure mentioned by your correspondent, others have been called to my attention. I have not yet had an opportunity to test the vitality of that pollen,, but propose to do so when the next crop becomes available.

The female of the species is now established in California and is bearing in the Maslin orchard at Loomis. It is evident that the fruits secured were pollenized by insects from the Smyrna profichi. This raises the interesting question, which' is sometimes met with by plant breeders, that one species may refuse to take the pollen of another of the same genus, but that the reciprocal pollenation is sometimes successful. A striking instance of this has developed in the wonderful work Dr. Frederick V. Coville, botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture, has done in breeding blueberries until he has increased the fruit to three or four times its normal size. In his efforts to get a cross of our California Vaccinium ovatum and the eastern Vaccinium eorymbosum he found that he could not secure a setting of fruit on V. eorymbosum with the pollen of V. ovatum, but succeeded With the reciprocal pollinations of corymbosum pollen on ovatum.

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You should past this into my other thread."Greenhouse Capri Project"
otherwise, you could read much, much simpler version of caprification in my website.
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So in the 9 minutes between our posts you read those 2 articles and crafted that oblivious comment. Good thing I did not waste my time finding and posting that info for you.
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