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I think at this point everyone's waiting for spring.
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It's definitely been a long time.
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any updates on shipping schedule for figs that are now available?
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I'm afraid that this epic cold is going to wipe out a lot of his tress.  Really guys, this does not look good.
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I will bet that James will be on top of any bad weather. This is a cash crop!
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I have no doubt James will deliver, the question is just when.  I do want to start growing specific varieties this spring, and if James believes Spring is not feasible, i would like to start pursuing contingency plans/sources. Right now, I am in a quandary. I know James is hard at work and a "schedule" update would be awesome.
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I think that James is a straight shooter who is working very hard to climb the mountain that WE built for him when he made such an attractive offer for 2016 and compounded it with offers for 2017. He could / should have set a limit to the offer originally so that it did not get out of hand and it surely MUST have gotten out of hand since he is currently growing THOUSANDS of cuttings/rootlings in an effort to deliver and not disappoint anyone. He will get it done but he is fighting a real battle with weather and many other factors we can only guess at when trying to raise so much wood for distribution...

Frankly, considering the price point of his offerings, I would and have changed my thinking so that I am going after varieties from alternate sources as my primary method of acquisition and considering the order for plants submitted to James as secondary or backup plants when they come. Heck, most folks ordered the hard to get / rare varieties as rooted plants anyway and everyone knows that you can always use a backup plant for those hard to acquire / rare varieties to account for unexpected losses....  Just my own way of thinking so that I am not constantly looking for updates to delivery....
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A generous offer indeed.Tq in advance Greenfin. Currently in my country some of them SADLY overpriced. Ordered 12. Hope they arrive safely in March :)
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Well, it has now been 1 year since this offer was made and no one has gotten anything. I hope no one was relying on these plants, because now at least 1 growing season has been lost.

I frankly have my concerns about those hoophouses. One cold snap and everything inside is toast, poly provides very minimal insulation on cold nights.

Good luck to all, but anyone thinking of ordering should be aware that everyone who has paid has yet to receive anything.
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And he's back. Spare these festive days with family and share good vibes. Merry Christmas everyone.
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Well, it has now been 1 year since this offer was made and no one has gotten anything. I hope no one was relying on these plants, because now at least 1 growing season has been lost. I frankly have my concerns about those hoophouses. One cold snap and everything inside is toast, poly provides very minimal insulation on cold nights. Good luck to all, but anyone thinking of ordering should be aware that everyone who has paid has yet to receive anything.


You need to get a Life and quit worrying about us! You need to stay out of our business! Have you got nothing else to do? Every time you have come here it's "Doom and Gloom". Why don't you do something constructive and help members with their Fig problems? You really must be a miserable person. Instead of listening to your advice I really feel sorry for you!

I can't believe the moderator has let this person stay an active Member!

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@Frankallen, You honnestly need to get of your high horse. Babylon just stated the his concerns inregards to what is happening.

Everyone wishes James the best with his project and wants him to succed , specially when his prices would help people get great varieties for a great price. Unfortunately, there has been setbacks and people who want to get cuttings from him should know that there is a delay and people still haven't gotten their plants. As result people who don't mind waiting this would fine but a lot of people like myself make plans for their growing season and would things when they were said to arrive.

I hope you have a great Christmas and I wish everyone in this forum the best. I understand James is trying his best to get everyone their orders and unforseen circumstances happen.But noone should be attacked for making a comment, that is why I don't really post on here. Instead of saying what you said You should have said, James is trying his best to finish and meet the new dead lines and anyone with concerns should message him.

Be constructive not destructive.

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Babylon,

I will send you Christmas cuttings if you tell me who you are!

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@Waynea, I appreciate your response and how you responded. I do not know many people on here because I am new myself. As result don't know who is who.

When I see comments like Frank's its just very off putting. He makes people want to turn away from the forum instead of towards it.I understand that he is just backing up his friend and person who has done business with and has had nothing but good things to say but there are better words to choose.vI am interested in this tread because James has a great idea and when he gets cought up I would like to purchase from because I am impatient.


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Anyone can start reading from Greenfin's original post on this thread all the way to his last one and see that he has not come through with anything he has stated, from delivery dates to posting weekly updates.
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James offered a full refund for those who do not wish to wait. Based on historical postings no one knows who Babylon is or if he/she ever ordered anything.
He's nothing but a trouble maker who has nothing better to do especially on Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas everyone.

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James offered a full refund for those who do not wish to wait.


It is NOT a full refund for those who do not wish to wait.  When I cancelled my 2017 order, I didn't get shipping refunded, even though nothing shipped.  I'm still on the fence about my 2016 order.  I have slowly gotten cuttings from other sources from many varieties I ordered from James last year.



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It has been a long time! I think everyone has a reason to be concerned and kissing James arse is not going to move anyone to the front of the line.
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 It's sad that I continue to see Babylon as the requisite Mr Potter within our own F4F Bedford Falls.  From the inception of Jame's endeavor, I've read between the lines penned by Babylon to see the image of a bitter old man that chafes at the thought of Greenfin, FruitNut and others providing low cost desirable plants that otherwise would see us beholding to the price demands of the scalpers.  

  Now don't get me wrong, I applaud capitalism.  It's just when someone takes on bully tactics and assails the character and motivation of his competition that I take umbrage with.
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People have choices. Some choose to wait while others choose not to. If there was a mixup or a mistake made, I try to sort it out with the seller.
Attacking competitors/sellers in public just to discredit them for your own selfish reasons is a poor trading practice and will not increase the value of whatever collection you may have nor drum up business.

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Visceral my full refund of 250.00 was returned to me :) merry Christmas everybody
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Guys stop worrying too much. Just enjoy this festive season. If you guys are that concerned ask for a refund and put an order with MP. Atlest you'll get what you ordered within a certain time frame. If you look at MP's catalogue he almost got every single fig on this planet. There are at least 20 different figs in Mp list that looks like I-258 , genovese Nero AF/Rafeads or whatever. Most Importantly his cuttings only cost €5-€20 euros. So please email him for your cuttings and don't waste your money for some fabricated English named Fig trees. PS: I really don't think usda will come after you. Never seen any physical evidence other than people claiming it. I think the USDA drama is just to make sure you guys buy within the US and pay big $$ when you can get it for a lot cheaper from Europe .
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I'm writing this between my Christmas lunch and dinner in the hope that it might help some unsuspecting newbies from getting a visit.

The US Department of Agriculture will most likely visit you if you buy directly on eBay from overseas and might catch up with you if you buy from other overseas sources.I know this, since they already visited me twice.
If you try to hide what you're doing, it's even worse if they find out. That's when it could really get expensive.

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To Alanamerciea concerning your prior posting,

This post has nothing to do with whether or not James can deliver or anything else to do with the sale of the cuttings.  It has to do with the "right to comment" on a thread posted on this forum.  Anything posted on this forum is open to comment by the forum members.

There is no exclusive "membership" or exclusive right to comment implied or guaranteed by participation in any activity posted on the forum.

I have not posted any comments on this thread as I am not a participant but that does not preclude me or any other member from commenting if desired.  It is wrong for anyone to take exception to comments simply because the purchase of "a ticket to comment" by buying a product has not been made.  There are no stipulations of membership in this forum that preclude anyone from commenting on any thread posted.

If anyone has any problem with what I have just stated please contact me and we can discuss it.



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There is no risk for us.



Well, that is not accurate.  100% of the money we have invested in this is at risk.

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If the worst case scenario happens then we can just get a refund.



No, the worst case scenario would be that he runs out of money and can't refund anyone or deliver the trees.

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Me I'd prefer not doing that because he's loosing a lot of money out of this deal, I knew this would take way longer than he thought it would from the start.



If he's losing a lot of money then that just makes the investment riskier.  The fact that you knew his expectations were unrealistic from the start implies you didn't have a lot of confidence in the plan yourself.

That being said I have not asked for any refund and I am not in any hurry.  If I get trees for $7 that was a good deal, no doubt.  If I don't and lose all my money, I can take the hit.  That's for each person to decide.  But let's not pretend that there is no risk here.  There is a risk--it's just mitigated by the extremely low cost of investment. 

There is a difference between trusting someone and there objectively being no risk.  Most people here trust him; if they didn't, he wouldn't be getting the benefit of the doubt.


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Folks I am writing this to alert members and disabuse you of the shamefully incorrect advice being put out by kkk2210 aka Vinny from Bognor Regis in post No. 668.

He recommends readers to place "an order with MP. Atlest you'll get what you ordered within a certain time frame. If you look at MP's catalogue he almost got every single fig on this planet. There are at least 20 different figs in Mp list that looks like I-258 , genovese Nero AF/Rafeads or whatever. Most Importantly his cuttings only cost €5-€20 euros. So please email him for your cuttings and don't waste your money for some fabricated English named Fig trees. PS: I really don't think usda will come after you. Never seen any physical evidence other than people claiming it. I think the USDA drama is just to make sure you guys buy within the US and pay big $$ when you can get it for a lot cheaper from Europe."

Firstly, Mr Pons has already sold out most cuttings for this season, so taking this advice is utterly useless at the current time.
Second, Mr Pons has very restricted availability due to the fact that he is wholesaling many cuttings to Malaysia.  If, like most normal people, you are seeking his more popular items, such as Rimadas and Coll' de Dama Blanca-Negra, you will, if you are ordering early and timely, be restricted to one cutting per person at a cost of 25 euro per person, about $30, for a single cutting! So you had better be really good at rooting or you will have wasted your time on a very expensive cutting.  Bottom line, it is false to assert that one can assemble a collection from Mallorca on the cheap.

Secondly, let's be perfectly clear that "Vinny" has never tasted either Genovese Nero or I-258, and that is a fact.  Who is "Vinny" to state that Mr. Pons' figs are the same as these prized varieties? This is a half-assed conclusion to make.  I challenge any collector to state that one of Pons' figs tastes identical or similar to these.  What is even more galling is that Mr. Vinny has "UCD infected Ischia Black" in his wishlist, what is that but another expensive "fabricated English named fig tree?" The fact is that the Genovese Nero and I-258 are Italian imports with their own unique flavor profile and provenance.  Mr Pons also has his own special figs from Mallorca.  Each fig is unique and special, and if someone wants to spend their money seeking one out, that is their business and not the department of some huckster newbie like Vinny to criticize.  And suggesting that these are "fabricated English" sounding names is false and insulting to the history of these figs, to Adriano and Todd Kennedy, the men who brought them to North America.

Finally, as stated by Sas above, openly suggesting to people that they can import cuttings illegally into the US without problems is another dishonest and cavalier suggestion from Vinny the fraudster.  First, it is not at all clear that Mr Pons will send cuttings without a permit into the US.  Secondly, if he does so it is at the risk of the recipient, no phyto provided.  And finally, there are in fact people on this forum who have had packages from Pons intercepted, Richie is one such person, let him speak the truth.  Vinny, stop lying to people.  And stop suggesting people engage in illegal activity.  That may be alright for you in England, but its not ok here.

Finally, the Pons figs are sold a lot cheaper here in the US by Harvey, and that is a fact.  So stop spreading insidious false advice, loser!

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Folks I am writing this to alert members and disabuse you of the shamefully incorrect advice being put out by kkk2210 aka Vinny from Bognor Regis in post No. 668.

He recommends readers to place "an order with MP. Atlest you'll get what you ordered within a certain time frame. If you look at MP's catalogue he almost got every single fig on this planet. There are at least 20 different figs in Mp list that looks like I-258 , genovese Nero AF/Rafeads or whatever. Most Importantly his cuttings only cost €5-€20 euros. So please email him for your cuttings and don't waste your money for some fabricated English named Fig trees. PS: I really don't think usda will come after you. Never seen any physical evidence other than people claiming it. I think the USDA drama is just to make sure you guys buy within the US and pay big $$ when you can get it for a lot cheaper from Europe."

Firstly, Mr Pons has already sold out most cuttings for this season, so taking this advice is utterly useless at the current time.
Second, Mr Pons has very restricted availability due to the fact that he is wholesaling many cuttings to Malaysia.  If, like most normal people, you are seeking his more popular items, such as Rimadas and Coll' de Dama Blanca-Negra, you will, if you are ordering early and timely, be restricted to one cutting per person at a cost of 25 euro per person, about $30, for a single cutting! So you had better be really good at rooting or you will have wasted your time on a very expensive cutting.  Bottom line, it is false to assert that one can assemble a collection from Mallorca on the cheap.

Secondly, let's be perfectly clear that "Vinny" has never tasted either Genovese Nero or I-258, and that is a fact.  Who is "Vinny" to state that Mr. Pons' figs are the same as these prized varieties? This is a half-assed conclusion to make.  I challenge any collector to state that one of Pons' figs tastes identical or similar to these.  What is even more galling is that Mr. Vinny has "UCD infected Ischia Black" in his wishlist, what is that but another expensive "fabricated English named fig tree?" The fact is that the Genovese Nero and I-258 are Italian imports with their own unique flavor profile and provenance.  Mr Pons also has his own special figs from Mallorca.  Each fig is unique and special, and if someone wants to spend their money seeking one out, that is their business and not the department of some huckster newbie like Vinny to criticize.  And suggesting that these are "fabricated English" sounding names is false and insulting to the history of these figs, to Adriano and Todd Kennedy, the men who brought them to North America.

Finally, as stated by Sas above, openly suggesting to people that they can import cuttings illegally into the US without problems is another dishonest and cavalier suggestion from Vinny the fraudster.  First, it is not at all clear that Mr Pons will send cuttings without a permit into the US.  Secondly, if he does so it is at the risk of the recipient, no phyto provided.  And finally, there are in fact people on this forum who have had packages from Pons intercepted, Richie is one such person, let him speak the truth.  Vinny, stop lying to people.  And stop suggesting people engage in illegal activity.  That may be alright for you in England, but its not ok here.

Finally, the Pons figs are sold a lot cheaper here in the US by Harvey, and that is a fact.  So stop spreading insidious false advice, loser!


Hello figavenger,

Thanks a lot for taking time and making a new accound 20 hours ago to write an essay about how bad I am. Intrestingly your post is just to humiloate me, so you should be someone I know. If i'm correct I belive you are the guy who take a dump on a 8K toilet.

Firstly I haven't seen any physical evidence that USDA acually gives trouble to those who buy from oustside the US. This is the only reason for my post and I respect what Allan and Sas have said and I believe them . I could well be wrong and I'm 100 % certain that people in this forum are mature enough to make their own decisions. If this is true are you sugesting that For example:" If someone outside the US have send a plant material to someone in the US and have the tracking number to link to the receipents address and if they go around and anonymously report with the tracking and other chatting evidence, that perosn involed in the US could well be in trouble?".
 
Now about my pons statement "There are at least 20 different figs in Mp list that looks like I-258 , genovese Nero AF/Rafeads or whatever. Most Importantly his cuttings only cost €5-€20 euros"

Yes you are right about his sales and he is acually sold out for this season, this is why one should investigate properly, invest in his book to shortlist which varities are worthy to order etc. When did I say pons figs taste better than I-258 and Genovese Nero? I just said pons got like 20 figs that looks very similar. I do have two genovese nero from canada growing and have tasted I-258 from my cousins garden. How do you know that I havent tasted neither of those? Do we know each other ?, God you must really hate me. And how does my post insult Adriano or Todd kennedy. There must be atlest 10 different threads where people are fighting over the authenticity of the real genovese nero/Af/Rafeds/robs etc and many are selling fakes for some extra bucks. Friends have become enimies over this issue ... I would say thats more like insulting Adriano.
I have atlest 60 or more pons figs and about 8 of them ripened for me this year and they were all spectacular. I agree with you that each fig is unique has its own special character. Again the USDA situation was only my own thoughts based on what I have read and if its true then sadly one must import via proper channels. I also agree that Harvey is a very good source selling most of the varities out there at a resonable price. I was taking about whats available in Europe because thats where I live. I never said anything about Harvey and other sellers in the US. Did you just mention that to cause a stirr? 

I still wonder who you are, BABYLON 2 ?? I have a vauge idea but if you are who I think you are then this is really funny for me, either way I'm not really bothered about a post by some MASKED PILLOCK. Are you not man enough to come straight? You must be a real sad, lonely person who is full of farts. Also it does not make me feel unwelcomed on an american forum and I'm not even gonna loose any sleep over it. I really enjoy reading peoples posts on this forumn and I really have learned so much from here. I was under the impression that this is a forum to openely discuss regardless of where you are from. You are hideous and I hope you sold your all your MP figs CDD rimada, Ponte tresa which you have illegally imported (shameless AH). I also hope that the USDA don't come and burn all your trees grown on your concrete garden.  

Happy New Year to you and your family (if there is one that respects you that is).



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Ok Alan, thanks a lot for explaining . It's not ok in England either to import from outside the EU. I just see so many new varieties ending up in the US within a year and I used to wonder whether the usda inspection is a fact or not. I was just openly expressing my thoughts and I apologise if I have offend anyone. 
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You are hideous and I hope you sold your all your MP figs CDD rimada, Ponte tresa which you have illegally imported (shameless AH). I also hope that the USDA don't come and burn all your trees grown on your concrete garden.  

Happy New Year to you and your family (if there is one that respects you that is).


I don't grow any of those varieties. Happy new year to you!


Now, let's take all take chill pills and think about things objectively.
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I don't grow any of those varieties. Happy new year to you!


Now, let's take all take chill pills and think about things objectively.


I wasn't referring to you but to "figavenger" who turned up 20 hours ago like you came out of thin air just to humiliate others. Why don't you guys grow up and use your real ID?.. 

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I wasn't referring to you but to "figavenger" who turned up 20 hours ago like you came out of thin air just to humiliate others. Why don't you guys grow up and use your real ID?.. 


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*UPDATE*

Lately I've been rigging up lighting to help the fig trees grow faster and better over the winter months.  The tunnel greenhouse below has 28 shop light fixtures, each of which is 4ft long and holds two T8 bulbs.  The bulbs are 32W, so their combined power usage in this tunnel is just under 1,800 Watts.

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Most of the bulbs are 6500K, some are 5000K, and two fixtures have purple "Gro-Lux" bulbs.
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The big tubs that I use as humidity bins, like the one with black handles below, hold around 40 figs each.  I currently have around 50 of these tubs filled with around 2,000 total cuttings in various stages of rooting.
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After the cuttings in the humidity bins start to show roots, I move them into shorter tubs that only hold 24 cups; that way the baby fig trees can get a bit more space and light, and the humidity bin can be refilled with the next batch of cuttings.
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Now I need to upgrade my breaker box so that I can set up grow lights in my Banana House/Pool House (the one with all the floating figs) and add more heat to some tunnels.  Last year I upgraded the greenhouse/shed/orchard area from 20 Amps to 100 Amps, and tomorrow I've got an electrician coming out to upgrade it to 200 Amps. 

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Hey James, Great update!  I see you have got everything covered! Thanks so much!
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Thanks for the update! Please try and check in from time to time. I can't wait till your up and going so I can add rare figs at a fair price. I myself refuse to pay big bucks just for figs. To me they are far from my top fruit. So many other fruits I grow are much more important to me Still I would like to try some that at present are overpriced. No hurry on my side though. I like to wait till many try the figs and I can get reports on how good they really are or are not. If you decide to import figs, please follow the proper guidelines to do so. We are plagued with invasive species already. Many of our fruit industries, like citrus are close to being non existent due to selfish people failing to follow import rules.
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My greenhouse has had freezing temps at least 6 times this year and some of my potted pomegranates still have some leaves. There are weeds growing in the pots too. I am not even doing much and what I have is not much better than James has, although it's gets colder where he is. He could have added heat for all we know, I have not done much to add heat, then again I was not trying to keep the plants growing, and it's warmer here.


Alan, 

I don't want to hijack this thread but I'm curious about your greenhouse set up because I will be moving to 7a/b next year and will be making one myself. I'd like to learn from others. Maybe you could post about your greenhouse in a new thread? Or is there already a thread on it?

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Thank you for the update, James!  I have both 2016 and  2017 orders for your trees.  I don't mind so much that they're running a bit behind schedule, but it is nice to see the updates and that you're making some real progress.  
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I know James is incredibly busy so it's unlikely he will post much other than updates on the figs in the near future. Earlier this year I sent James an email asking about his greenhouse and here's what he sent back. I know this isn't very detailed, but it gives you a general idea of what he did. It sounds like a simple, fun project!

"All my greenhouses, including the new one, have a double layer of film with the space between the layers inflated.

I get 10' lengths of metal EMT conduit, cut them in half, then sledgehammer them into the ground (not straight up and down, but angled inward); those serve as the footers for the pvc to slide onto.  The film holds everything down, as it's buried along the long sides, and no wind can move the weight of all that dirt."

There is also a description on his blog with lots of pictures:

http://www.greenfingardens.com/p/semi-pit-tunnel-greenhouse.html



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Case well stated.

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THEN spring it is...
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Doug, I've also compared this to chickens.  It would be like a guy selling a couple thousand baby chicks starting out with 10 hens and a rooster.
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What happened to all those young tender plants put into the ground in October?  No pics of those.

I planted my orchard long before October, and the only trees I put in-ground around that time frame were planted indoors in heated greenhouses. 

None of the potted or in-ground trees in any of my greenhouses are dead, they're all fine.  The only issue I've had is that small pockets of them went dormant at all sorts of various different times.  That creates a problem because I need all cuttings ready at the same time for shipping purposes.  So when something like that would happen, I would prune the dormant section and immediately root and grow those cuttings in order to continue growing and to maximize wood and plant production for shipping time in February/March.  For example, some of the cuttings I rooted in late October are already over a foot tall.  Not all of my trees are dormant yet. 

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Back on September 10 he answered mfehmi's question of "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?" with "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."  

So two months later by November 7, when he answered macmike, he presumably knew he didn't get any new land and would have to use the existing greenhouses and hoophouses for the 2016 project.  So why was he still saying "2017 trees should ship in spring of 2017"?   Especially given this https://web.archive.org/web/20160909183449/http://www.figcuttings.com/p/custom-fig-tree-orders.html from Sept 9 vs this snapshot https://web.archive.org/web/20161229172259/http://www.figcuttings.com/p/custom-fig-tree-orders.html taken December 29.
 
The underlined portion is incorrect.  I had 4 existing greenhouses, and when I didn't get new land, I built 9 additional new greenhouses on my property in order to handle production.  Therefore, the reason I was saying that "2017 trees should ship in spring of 2017" was because I was building those 9 new greenhouses that I needed to make that deadline.  Failing to get new land didn't prevent me from building the necessary greenhouses, it just caused me to build all of the greenhouses on my own current property.

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Also there was no mention of this change of delivery date in his latest update, maybe he just forgot?  Didn't hear anyone else mention it on the forum either, perhaps because no one noticed?

The new order pages for Fall 2017 delivery are for new orders placed now and are for delivery at the end of next season.  They are for next season's plants/cuttings, not for past orders. 

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You can go on his website and order 100 trees of each of the most troublesome varieties he's listed, and he'll gladly take your money.  No inventory limits.  No guarantees you'll ever get your plants, either.  Like I said in my first post here, if you find yourself in a hole, the first step is to quit digging.  James seems quite happy to keep digging away.

The order pages that are currently up are for next season, as noted above.  I am no longer accepting orders for the current season.  If someone really wants to order 100 Black Madeiras for Fall 2017, I've got enough starting material and infrastructure to handle it, but they'll have a long wait since that's almost a full year away. 

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You are such a brat Will.


Not me, and you spelled his name wrong.
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Taking peoples money to build the equipment that will produce the cuttings or trees seems shady, at best.
Why not just refund the people their money, build the housing you need for your zone.
Then actually take orders for what you can provide?
It looks like everybody is paying to get you set up, so you can later fill orders. Or 100% profit?

I think the timing is off.
First you have to have cuttings available.
Then you sell what you actually have?
Meanwhile everybody s waiting for you to get set up, and you have anything in limbo.
I'm glad I held back ordering.
Good luck with your project

Doug


EXCEPT that a vast majority of us who ordered are willing to wait...it was not my prefference, but James offered (and AFAIK still does) a refund....

I chose to wait....

As I have stated before, previous purchases from James have ended quite well...I expect this will have a happy ending.

SPRING IS ONLY 2 MONTHES FOR MY ZONE....most of us will hack 2 more monthes.


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It's Will of SC, and you clearly have strong ties to Will's forum


"Our figs" that's treason! :)

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Someone asked for popcorn


Extra butter, thanks Lou!
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The owner of ourfigs is not a nice person, and based upon what I hear about him his is greedy as well! He can get nasty in emails jumping to nasty false conclusions about me when my forum was still new. He was trying to get some top fig collectors to stop supporting my forum privately. Babylon person who clearly loves ourfigs like his own, and loves Will (Wills) is clearly a very nasty person who loves to overlook the facts and to stir up trouble.


Sorry to hear that Alan. I find it suspicious that since "OF" came on the scene, this forum has been hacked a while back and "technical difficulties" posting pics is a persistent issue...

Who has motive....OF and OF affiliates have the motive.

BTW I have never posted on that "other forum", nor do I plan to on the future.

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I guess this thread "is" about people waiting on their order.
Isn't it?

Doug


That's deep man.

Please remember not to swallow the water in the kiddie pool.

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People need to lay off the crazy pills. Hacking? Data limits? That's the forum owner not caring about this forum.
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