I ordered two sets of cuttings and when they got here most had roots forming. Some had roots almost 1/4" long. I put them in an old ice cream bucket outside in the shade and put a plastic container over it. Now the bucket is full of roots. Need to separate today. So far have 100% of them rooted. Very easy to root and fast growers. If the fruit is as hardy as the cutting I think we will be very pleased. Some times we get too caught up in names, some of my best figs are unknowns. They do well because most of them came from my area. I have found that almost nobody remembers what the name is or where they originated from. Most people wont take care of a bad tree and let it stay in ground for decades. After all what do we grow them for Names or the fruit? Its a lot like dogs some people only want ones with papers, well my dogs cant read. I have had both and a lot of the time I would take the sooner mutt over all of the rest. Time will tell but if I were a betting man I would say whoever went to the trouble to bring this one over did it for a reason. Just my two cents worth, and we know that's like elbows most people have at least one.
Below is the description that he posted on the auction.
"You ar Bidding on five 6-8 inch clippings from the beautiful Fig tree pictured above. The tree produces fruit twice a year, once early summer and again in fall. I've grown many trees from cuttings and have had tremendous success. The trees are great fruit producers. I will cut the clippings fresh right before they are shipped.
The trees are located in Rhode Island and do very well in cooler climate. I've been asked a few questions about what I do with them in the winter. We wrap them in burlap and burry them in early November and stand them up in April. This has worked very well over the years and I have never lost any trees over the winter.
I've also had some questions about the color of the fruit. The fruits are medium sized and purplish in color. The inside is pinkish. Unfortunately I do not know the actual type of fig tree this is. I have added a close up of the leaves to help any experts determine the actual kind of fig tree this is. The mother tree was brought over from Calabria italy about 15 years ago.
Thanks for bidding. please email me with any questions."