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  • Fig Trees now available on Amazon!

    I'm not sure it anyone has mentioned this before, but I stumbled upon fig trees on Amazon. There are quite a few varieties for some good prices on there. If you're not looking for premium figs, these could be a good deal. I was honestly shocked.
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    Meys - Round Rock, TX. Zone 8b
    Wishlist: Cherry Cordial, Cosme Manyo, Texas Peach, Black Celeste, Little Ruby, any persistent caprifig.

  • #2
    Looks like A bunch of tissue cultured plants from Agristarts. My guess is they're being sold by peoplecwith businesses who were able to buy wholesale flats and are now selling them via Amazon for more than Agristarts' more established retailers do.
    “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
    – Source Unknown
    MA 5b/6a

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    • #3
      I don't know about that gallon size one but most of them are Tissue Culture figs that will come in looking like a seedling. They grow quick and are not bad prices. Just remember you might not get the type of fig you ordered.
      Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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    • #4
      Ordered one before. It’s about 3 inches tall lol
      Anthony- Fig Finder of Los Angeles

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      • #5
        That’s interesting, but I don’t think I’ll ever buy one. In my experience it is worth every penny to buy from reputable growers. I like to support other hobbyists who actually care that you get a quality plant which is true to type.

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        • goodfriendmike
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          My thoughts Exactly. still cheap and will produce but I will not buy them.

        • mwhight34
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          Couldn’t agree more

        • Noah Mercy
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          Here, here!

      • #6
        got my Hardy Chicago from amazon in 2017. It was a tiny tissue cultured plant about 3" for $6
        Cleveland South - Zone 5B.

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        • figgarooni
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          How long before that one fruited?

        • jake44141
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          figgarooni Hardy Chicago fruited in the same year. My first batch of TC trees ( Hardy Chicago and Magnolia) were productive the first year. In subsequent years, they were highly productive. Harvest 160 figs from the Hardy Chicago last year. This year, it will be more. However, this TC Hardy Chicago is always the latest tree to wake up. So, it won't ripen any fig till late August. The Magnolia got culled for splitting all its fruits.

          Bought second batch of TC last year. They are not so good. VDB is very prolific. But others are low productive. That includes Italian Honey, Olympian, Yellow Long Neck and White Marseilles. White Marseilles is a shy bearer. Yellow Long Neck starts showing fruit now -- too late this year. Olympian finally takes off and showing lots of figlets -- too late. Italian Honey produces nothing.

          After this, I would not recommend people to buy TC trees. A cutting costs less, grows faster, and always produces in the first year for me.

      • #7
        Over my dead body!
        Volcano, 7a VA

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        • Noah Mercy
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          Lol!

      • #8
        don't like buying certain things on that place. bicycle parts are one of 'em. live plant is another.
        Pete
        USDA Zone 7b
        Piedmont NC

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        • #9
          Yeah, I noticed that most "trees" from Amazon come in 2.5in pots. The only tissue culture tree I purchased was quickly outgrown by it's own suckers in a few weeks. I need the primo stuff, so Amazon won't be for me, but I like that there is a simple option for people.
          Meys - Round Rock, TX. Zone 8b
          Wishlist: Cherry Cordial, Cosme Manyo, Texas Peach, Black Celeste, Little Ruby, any persistent caprifig.

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          • #10
            I get my figs the old fashioned way.... That is, I obtain compromising gardening photos of ourfigs members and then threaten to post them if they don't send me trees... You know... old school
            Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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            • Badgerferrit
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              The millennial in me wants to post the “over head” gif so bad. KDAD, it was a joke ;-)

            • KDAD
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              Badgerferrit mine was too!

              I am Italian and from New Jersey. Nothing goes over our head. Besides, I am safe from the crew around here - all of the pictures that I post don't show my face.

            • Badgerferrit
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              I think a picture of me fully clothed would be more surprising to most who know me. Rofl

          • #11
            KDAD - I’m talking about the pic of you in the garden wearing the undershirt, bathing suit, black socks & sandals
            Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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            • TorontoJoe
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              Gina knows me too well

            • KDAD
              KDAD commented
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              TorontoJoe, please don't post it. The tree has already been sent and should arrive any day! Keep checking your mailbox.

            • TorontoJoe
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              Smart man! LoL!

          • #12
            Even if you're ok with an un-dependable vendor and tissue culture tree of who-knows-what variety there are better and cheaper options out there.

            My TC Hardy Chicagos were 2 for $15 and from a reputable nursery (though not a fig-focused nursery by any means).

            New Hampshire: z5b/6a. WL: More sun and more space!

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            • #13
              If the tree arrives on time nobody will ever have to see the top portion of this picture. MwaHaHaHaaaaa!

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              Guildwood Village - Toronto, Canada - Zone 6

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