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James, I have two questions:

1. I ordered 10 trees for 2016, 4 of them maybe fall in the category of troublesome and 6 of them maybe don't fall in the category of non troublesome (Those 6 are not the types that you mention). If the problem are the troublesome species, why not ship to people who want the non-troublesome fig trees first? 

2. If the 2016 project is very late in schedule, I would assume that the 2017 march project would also be late ... I want to know how this change could impact the 2017 march order (how many months could be delayed?) and what options could you give to us, the ones who ordered fig trees for 2016 and 2017? 

1)  That's a good and reasonable idea, and it was what I had been intending to do.  But I ran into issues (explained in post #520 above) that caused me to pot up all of the potentially shippable mothers and put them outside under shade cloth, which took that option off the table.

2) It all depends on whether I line up land over the next couple of weeks for more winter greenhouses.  If I do, then the timeline is doable; if I don't, I'll need to change it.  I'm giving myself a couple of weeks, and will edit and update my website at that time if necessary.  I discussed one piece of property with a neighbor earlier this week, and discussed another with a business about a mile away; there's also a 3rd property I'm considering that is owned by a friend and already has water, power, and an electric deer fence around it, but it's about 25 minutes from my house.  I'll investigate some other properties in the coming days, too, and hopefully get something lined up and finalized in a couple of weeks.

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May I ask you one thing? If you didn't order any trees why are so concerned with this issue? Do you just Nose in to people's business? Are you just a coward wearing the cloak of a person with no name? You are nothing but a coward and a pile of shet !


At least I'm not an abrasive asshole. If you applied some basic reading comprehension in this thread, you would know why I'm concerned.
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James, I know that you are working very hard on this project and I beleive in what you said. I just ask that you consider to ship the non troublesome varieties to people like me that are counting on them. For the Black Madeira and Figo Preto I can wait. Also, I don't mind to pay 2 shippings, I don't want you to lose money. I sent you a PM with the details.
As you said, I ordered very early when you annouced the project. And there are some many members here that are expresing that they don't have rush to get their figs, in my case is different. So consider that posibility. Either way, let me know please. Thanks

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So basically, any of the harder to root varieties will now be shipped next year?

It unfortunately looks likely.  They're growing slow enough that I don't think we should count on those varieties being ready until winter, so they probably shouldn't ship until it thaws out next year.

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Is it possible for you to list all of the troublesome varieties?

I'll start a list here off the top of my head, and I'll come back and add to the list over time as I see what I missed.

The top group is the 'high demand' group, most of which has been troublesome.  The bottom group had low-to-medium demand and isn't necessarily troublesome, but I have a low supply for various reasons.

Black Madeira
Figo Preto
I-258
Abebereira - almost all cuttings leafed but didn't root
Maltese Beauty
Maltese Falcon -- growing fine now, but lost a lot of cuttings early on
Bourjasotte Grise -- my big mother died early in the spring, and many cuttings failed :(
Lebanese Red (Bass)
Native de Argentile - somewhat like Abebereira for me

CdD Blanc, Gris, and Noir - tons were ordered, but I've got a lot going (haven't been too troublesome), so they're behind but not way behind

LdA - most would leaf and start to root, but never get vigorous, and eventually die
Niagara Black and Nordland - same problem as LdA
Hunt -- weird, I know; I lost a whole gallon baggie of cuttings, don't know why
Negronne - have 3 plants, but they're growing soooo slowww
Peter's Honey - befuddled as to why most of my cuttings died
Sal's Gene - accidentally killed my big mother tree
St. Rita - only have a couple of these, didn't get enough initially
Verdal Longue - had trouble with moldy cuttings
White Triana - only have one, though demand is low

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It's a shame that one person must keep rehashing what others have said and demanding that they explain themselves. Just let it go, man.
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The worrying of not getting trees should be over with along with accusations. If you are worried, PM James for a refund....PERIOD. I doubt the negative posters will reach out for a refund because after all, they wouldn't want to pay fair market price for their trees. Nothing in this world is free and you must pay with patience.
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The worrying of not getting trees should be over with along with accusations. If you are worried, PM James for a refund....PERIOD. I doubt the negative posters will reach out for a refund because after all, they wouldn't want to pay fair market price for their trees. Nothing in this world is free and you must pay with patience.


I just sent my e-mail asking James to refund both of my orders. I was willing to wait but in the end it was not worth it. I do not mind paying a fair price for quality items AND I do not mind waiting for deals... but there has been more involved in this instance. In this case being able to walk away from this thread will be priceless. The suggestion to PM James for a refund if you are concerned is a good suggestion... suggesting that you "must pay with patience" for all the things in this world that are not free, well that is a whole bunch of stupid that I have no patience for...
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It's pretty sad that this great idea has come to this, a few impatient or nosey people have torn it down. I'm in it for the long run. 

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING JAMES!!! I appreciate the hard work you're doing...

Here's my idea for those who want a refund. Why not post what you ordered and I'm sure someone who likes your order will gladly give you what you paid, then a simple e-mail to James to rearrange the new shipping destination... Might be a long shot but I'm sure there are a lot of people who missed out and would love a shot at some nice trees...



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Here's my idea for those who want a refund. Why not post what you ordered and I'm sure someone who likes your order will gladly give you what you paid, then a simple e-mail to James to rearrange the new shipping destination... Might be a long shot but I'm sure there are a lot of people who missed out and would love a shot at some nice trees...


Why go through all that bother, he is still selling ALL varieties for a March 2017 delivery... It is quite clear that not everyone has thought this through...
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I am for sure in for the "Long Haul"....James has explained his problems, if I was him my explaining would be over with! I've bought 32 orders and not  worried in the least! Appreciate your effort James, anyone can run into problems.....! Spring is a very good time of the year to receive plants!.....I am a very patient person! : )
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Just wanted to post that James refunded both of my orders and he did so extremely fast. I wish him all the best and hope everything works out for him!
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Scott, why on earth speculate who Babylon is and throw out a name with zero evidence?  I had communication with "Babylon" a day or two ago and won't disclose who it is but it surely is not Wills.  It's not a competitor, just someone concerned for the welfare of others.  I would suggest a different approach but everyone is entitled to express their own thoughts in the manners they chose.


Harvey - how the heck am Ii supposed to know that you've been talking with Babylon?

It was just a question. Not a statement of opinion. And there is enough bad blood between the two that the question deserved to be asked.

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So this is a planned out operation? People coordinating with each other? How on earth would anyone know who this mystery person is without knowing what they would be doing?
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no  worries no stress..............  from me 

when my trees are done any time is  fine ...........with me

thanks James ............ take your  time brother

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...Yet for some people like me cancelling does not make sense. I can have patience, and I expected a major delay when I bought. I did not know the delay would go in to 2017 yet that is ok with me. I save a lot of money, I did not have to root them myself, and they will be quality plants...



My orders are for 2017 but otherwise I agree with all the above points. To me, everything has its costs, intangible and tangible. Right now, the opportunity costs of longer time until delivery is still worth it and I like to support James in expanding his fig operation. Having bigger and more reliable fig sources will be good for the community.

On the other hand, I also understand different people have different point of views, needs, and risk/cost limits. To each his own. Happy figging!

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I've been cupping up cuttings into humidity bins and doing air-layers.  Here are some pics of the air-layers that were set today:

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You're drawing conclusions without knowing the facts on why we ordered from James. I, for one, could not have bought a couple of cuttings or potted plants at the beginning of the year because the varieties I ordered I cannot buy elsewhere. If the plants I ordered do become available elsewhere I can't say "regardless of the market price" since they often go for over $100 and I simply can't afford that only to find out it's the wrong plant or dying. If you have that much disposable income I'm glad for you but I'm taking my deals where I can find them at prices I can afford to take a loss on.
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Just for fun looked up the post with the most replies....https://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/encanto-farms-fig-cuttings-2014-6750952__trail_600
Just 30 more to go to get to the record!!!  Looks like this one will shatter that.

James, a very sincere thank you for the updates...much appreciated.

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As someone who is not eligible to order since this was a USA only offer, I have no skin in the game, but a couple of observations.



The 2017 orders are international.

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Despite all issues, I have placed 2017 orders on 32 cuttings and 30 plants and put my faith in you James. keep it up.
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James, I just want to reach out to say thank you for being honest & open always. I know its been a tough road for all. There are worse things in life, right?! I can see you are doing your best.
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I just read back through the last 2-3 pages, and I feel sick about having caused all this stress and frustration.  It's awful seeing folks venting at each other and knowing it's my fault.  Let's turn the page and get back to talking figs. 

There were a number of posts with questions that I hadn't seen and addressed yet, I'll try to work through them now in some ensuing posts.

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Before anyone further criticizes / accuses, or discussions turn ugly, or before anyone even posts; I suggest you go back and read James' original offer on page #1.  He details out his entire plan and offer.  He estimates the dates but makes no guarantee he will be able to fulfill.  Here is a excerpt:

"This is a special offer to sell you trees for little more than it costs me to produce them, but only if you pre-pay to cover those expenses.  Doing things this way allows me to know how many of each variety I need to grow, and it gives me the money in advance to cover the costs of growing them. "

Is this an interest free loan - Yes, but there was nothing underhanded as James fully explains that up front.  $7 for much more expensive trees based on the fact they do not yet exists.  If you ordered trees, you agreed to these terms.  James has so far honored everything he said he would.  On top of that he is still honoring his original refund offer:

"If any of the trees you order aren’t ready by July, perhaps because of slow growth or excessive demand, I’ll ship the ones that are ready and give you the choice to either get a refund on the others or to wait and receive them whenever they're ready."

From my understanding of the original arrangement, James can hold his head high and has not deviated in the slightest.

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Thank you, James, for doing this and continuing to post the pictures.  I have faith that everything will work out.
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Great post Andrew, exactly right and we all knew this would probably happen. Good name too, Andrew!

Drew (Andrew).

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I thoroughly agree with Andrew's post and comments! I feel that Jame is trying to offer a service to fig forum members, allowing us to get variety that many could not otherwise afford or acquire. At the prices listed, he is not trying to start some grand business for big profits. He is offering many of us new collectors a great chance to improve our collection at the expense of his effort and time. I have ordered both cuttings and trees, and don't mind waiting. If I didn't want to wait, I could pay eBay prices.

Thank you James for all the hard work. Please ignore the negative comments, try not to let them get you down, and continue your good work.



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Well Ajarn Dieter, clearly the people still buying know that there is going to be a huge delay on 2017 orders and they are still ordering anyway. It's their risk not a risk James is taking. I am considering ordering from the 2017 ordering myself, even if I did not get them until November 2017 or early 2018 I'd be ok with that since I am expecting that to happen with the 2017 orders.



Though it would probably be best to stop calling it March 2017 orders just to temper expectations for the future.

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One thing I must say is that not all of us knew about the delay before ordering. I ordered from his website. I had no knowledge of this thread until after I ordered my trees. I look at most of the posts but any time I've read one about a deal on cuttings that is more than a few months old they are already gone so seeing this one with such an old start date led me to avoid it rather than actually read it. I do think in the interest of fair and honest disclosure in his business James should put some sort of warning or a later date on his site for the 2017 trees for customers who are not on this forum. That said, I read the good as well as the bad comments and will wait for my trees.
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A huge Thank you to James for even attempting to do a project of this magnitude. I haven't read through the entire thread to see what everyone is saying but I did read a couple posts from James.
The risk is gone. If your not happy you can ask for a refund.

I didnt order until recently so my order is for next year. Hopefully by the end of next year but if that rolls into 2018 that's ok too. In fact I am going to place a 2nd order today. I'm 100% confident that eventually I will get my trees.

I've had varieties take 6 months to root, you just never know with live plant material. Have some patience and in the end this will all work out.

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Wow. I just read through about 10 pages of this drama. Here is my 2 cents. Delay everything 6 months. No one gets anything. If you don't like it, take the refund. No partial orders. From what I can see, James under estimated the time involved in getting his operation off of the ground. I get it. No one wants their order in the middle of the winter so they wait till spring. There is no other logical choice. 2017 plant orders get pushed back 6 months too, and 2017 cuttings turn into 2018 cuttings (That's 1 year delay for you math majors). Problem solved. Not a perfect scenario, but a manageable one. James needs time, and speaking for myself, time is my most valuable resource. Remember he's doing this all for $10,000. It's an absolutely crazy amount of work for so little a return. If at any point you are no longer happy, take the refund. I'll let my order ride. However, I have not placed a 2017 order. I wanted to see how 2016 panned out first. I wish James all the best.
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Freezing weather or not accross the US, we are talking about actively growing baby trees. Figs do not get more tender than at this stage. My figs will be put away in a shed for the winter. What would I do with these baby trees if they were delivered November-February? They would not be lignified. I don't have a heated greenhouse. Wait until March in my area. IMO
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If freezing weather is a concern have your package sent General Delivery then you can pick it up at the post office.
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If the wood has lignified and trees were left to go dormant and wouldn't it be easier to ship the trees? I mean call me crazy but assuming the temperature is 30+ degrees I'd much rather receive a dormant tree than a live one. There is way too much which can go wrong when shipping a live tree.

Around my neck of the woods the only time of year the temps get below 30 degrees is Jan/Feb. So if the trees are ready by Nov/Dec then they should probably go out then. But if you ask me I could totally wait until March/April to receive my trees as they really won't be doing much growing between now and then.

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If freezing weather is a concern have your package sent General Delivery then you can pick it up at the post office.


I worked 8 years for the post office. Packages travel in unheated trailers. It's a long trip from Kansas to Detroit. Plus my vehicle I delivered in was freezing most of the day. I was not running it more than a few minutes to move. Freezing in the vehicle when I got back. If we have freezing weather the package
will freeze. So please no winter figs for me!

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If the wood has lignified and trees were left to go dormant and wouldn't it be easier to ship the trees? I mean call me crazy but assuming the temperature is 30+ degrees I'd much rather receive a dormant tree than a live one. There is way too much which can go wrong when shipping a live tree.

Around my neck of the woods the only time of year the temps get below 30 degrees is Jan/Feb. So if the trees are ready by Nov/Dec then they should probably go out then. But if you ask me I could totally wait until March/April to receive my trees as they really won't be doing much growing between now and then.


This is the problem. They are tree starters. They are actively growing and not lignified. Unless of course I'm getting the wrong impression of what is happening. However, I don't think I am.

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As for me and my figs, I'd rather they wait until May after the last frost date.  Mail can sit in the truck for days with no climate control as has been mentioned.
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All I can say is I ordered 20 Fig Plants for 2016 and I am NOT in a hurry to get them! I trust James all the way. : )
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Here in Phoenix, I can take delivery all throughout the non-hot season. The middle of the calendar winter would be fine, even desireable--I can get them potted up into grow bags, ready to move outside well before Valentine's Day. As a matter of fact, receiving them after mid-March would not give them enough time to settle into their new home and put on roots before it gets too hot out
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This is cool! So are they all sold out for this year?
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This is cool! So are they all sold out for this year?


Someone definitely has not read the last couple of pages of posts :)

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This is cool! So are they all sold out for this year?


They all sold out early this year. This was a special project.

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Sorry johnnyq627! I was reading at work and skimmed through! Wishful thinking maybe some were available! Thought it was a awesome idea!

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Quien es Babylon?!
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Who do you think is Babylon? I have a good suspicion! : )
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Who do you think is Babylon? I have a good suspicion! : )


Idk Frank, but whoever you are.. message me. I'll give you a really nice fig I have.. it's called Brown Turkey. It's the hottest thing right now. It's soooo good.

And if that doesn't tickle your fancy, Babylon.. I have a Mount Etna fig called Hardy Chicago.. I've renamed it to something cool. And with that new name it actually tastes better than Hardy Chicago! Can you believe it?!

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Speaking of fancy names for the same old thing, in our local newspaper I came across an article on figs. Bensonhurst Purple, I was intrigued, that was one I had never heard of. After reading thru half of the article there it was "also known as Chicago Hardy". Reading on, his number 2 and 3 recommendations were Brown Turkey and Celeste. I moved on to the funny paper.
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This thread keeps getting seriously off topic. It should not be about questioning who anyone is in real life or any of that. It has nothing to do with the topic and the situation with the fig trees people ordered.
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My apologies,

I don't mean to derail this thread. I was just having a little fun. 

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The first roots appeared a few days ago on some of the cuttings that I'm rooting in humidity bins, and today I saw the first roots poking out of one of the air-layers.  I've got many stacks of tubs about 5 deep with about 40 cups per tub, and I've got a ton of air-layers set.  I've still got a lot more cuttings to do, so today I started clearing out the space to stack a few dozen more tubs in one of my greenhouses. 

My neighbor decided not to sell his land, and a couple of other nearby possibilities didn't work out either (one had already sold, the other wasn't interested in selling yet).  I have an option that is about 25 minutes away, has water and power, and already has an electric fence around it to help keep out the wildlife.  I could probably put up 3 large greenhouses inside the electric fencing, and many more outside it, but I'm hesitant about investing so much into a property that is so far away.  So the plan I'm leaning toward now is to stay here on the homestead this winter and do this:

- build 7-9 new hoophouses, each approximately 60'L x 14'W x 7'H, that will cover my fig orchard and extend the growing season into late December or January;
- cover both of my 50'L shadehouses in plastic to convert them to greenhouses for the cold season;
- remove almost all bananas from greenhouses to create more space for figs;
- use heaters in some greenhouses to keep the troublesome figs growing all winter (easiest to do in my pit greenhouses and aquaponics tunnel);
- hang lots of growlights above the troublesome figs in the heated greenhouses to maximize their growth.

By doing all that, I should definitely finish all the 2016 $7 trees this winter and have plenty of wood for the cuttings sale that is due to ship out in February.   I would also have a reasonable chance of getting the Spring 2017 trees shipped out on time in the early spring, though that would admittedly require everything going pretty well.  At this point, Bass' Favorite is the one I'm most likely to be late on, since it's in pretty high demand and I only have 2 of them, but most of the other popular ones are pretty well covered (for example I have 8 Ponte Tresas and 7 Galicia Negras, and will be planting most of them in-ground inside my greenhouses to get max growth, hopefully getting 50-100 cuttings/airlayers per plant by mid-February like I've gotten from others under similar conditions). 

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Thank you for the update. It is appreciated. It's also comforting to see that you always have a backup plan.
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