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  • The Official Violette Dauphine Auction to Benefit Ourfigs

    Ok, same rules as Hershell's first auction. It will end in 7 days. Proceeds will go to help Wills defray some of the costs of running this forum.

    I received a nice plant and cuttings from Leon Redmond, an extraordinarily nice guy. He gave me permission to do as I like with the cuttings. This is not the same as the UCD Dauphine, which I understand is a San Pedro type. VD comes from Europe and is considered to be an excellent fig. You will receive a well rooted 1 gallon plant pictured below.
    Pictures of the fruit are from Leon. You can see more pictures and comments from Leon's post on the other forum.

    My expectation is to earn a modest sum for the forum with the hope that it will inspire others to run similar auctions. We don't have to spend through the roof like on ebay. This will give us an opportunity to distribute some fig plants around the forum while having some fun.
    Let the bidding begin!
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    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

  • #2
    12.75 now. Don't rain on my parade.
    Last edited by Hershell; 04-01-2015, 07:28 PM. Reason: I was in a hurry
    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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    • #3
      Ok , nowhere in the rules does it say I can't bid too.
      $13. Boom!
      Frank Tallahasee 8B
      North Florida Figs

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      • #4
        Your raining on my parade!
        Frank. Is it a good fig? Tell me how good it taste. I need to know how bad I really need it. Don't hold back, just tell me how good it really is.
        Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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        • #5
          That's some good looking black fig. $20
          Arne - Northern NJ - Zone 6A

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          • #6
            Does the bidding include after care till I can pick up Hershell's winning bid plant and take it to him?
            Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

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            • FMD
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              Absolutely, Charles. Plus, something for your troubles.

          • #7
            I want a tree that Hershell doesn't have $30.00 or does he?
            Wish List -

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            • FMD
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              That will never happen, Dave.

          • #8
            Well, I never had VD, so I might as well start now.
            $35
            Ed
            SW PA zone 6a

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            • #9
              Good start!

              Hershell, this the best tasting fig I have never tasted but have always wanted to taste.
              Frank Tallahasee 8B
              North Florida Figs

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              • #10
                Come on Frank, is it a real dark fig? Just tell me what you've heard about it. Frank is it better than the Alma Sisters and you know they are good.
                Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                • #11
                  Very nice of you Frank, it is appreciated.
                  Cutting sales on willsfigs.com started Nov 1 and will continue till about March 1.

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                  • FMD
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                    It is the least one can do considering the trouble you've gone through to put this together.

                • #12
                  Wow! Am I late to the game??
                  $44.44
                  I am sure I am the winner.
                  USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Lampeira Prush, Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                  • #13
                    Hershell, here is how Jon described the taste of VDauphine...

                    --I am in love. This one was fabulous - sweet, tasty, everything you want in a fig, and it is late October. Even Black Madeira did not taste this good.--

                    Click here for Link




                    Last edited by FMD; 04-03-2015, 06:34 AM.
                    Frank Tallahasee 8B
                    North Florida Figs

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                    • Darkman
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                      Hershell remember Jon does not exactly live in our neck of the woods or even on the right side of the Mississippi.

                  • #14
                    That sounds so good and I am drooling now. If Dave don't have this fig it must be soupier rare so that makes me want it even more.
                    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                    • #15
                      Will it grow in Chicago if cared for correctly?
                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                      • FMD
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                        Martin grows Black Madeira in Chicago, so I would imagine VD is possible.

                      • Taverna78
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                        Who is Martin? Maybe I can meet him one day

                    • #16
                      I cannot tell my wife that I got VD from FMD. 60$

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                      • #17
                        Bill you won't have to. I'm sure my wife is going to bid on it for me.
                        Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                        • #18
                          To help Wills, my bid $95.00
                          New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                          • #19
                            This is getting interesting!

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                            • #20
                              $125.00
                              newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                              • #21
                                Going up $140.00
                                New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                                • #22
                                  $150.00
                                  newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                                  • #23
                                    Go Dawg!
                                    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                                    • #24
                                      $165.00
                                      New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                                      • #25
                                        $200.00
                                        newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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