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  • Upcoming cuttings sale time and a question........

    I hope to post the list Friday night at 10:00 pm est.........for Monday/Tuesday shipping.

    Have a question and majority shall rule.

    The cuttings will be either 2 cuttings or 3 cuttings per variety so in other words you could not order 1 or 5 of any one variety though you could order 4 or 6 depending on if 2 or 3 is chosen. Trying to make my life easier as I can pre-pack in the desired number.

    My apologies to Chuck as he hates polls
    65
    Two cuttings per variety
    53.85%
    35
    Three cuttings per variety
    46.15%
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    Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

  • #2
    As a noob, I am just a little uncomfortable still with starting only two and would certainly prefer buying three at a time. Thanks for asking. What varieties will you offer, or do we wait to find out?
    Phoenix, AZ
    Zone 9b
    Hot, mostly

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    • WillsC
      WillsC commented
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      Lol love your name btw. I don't know yet, it will be a substantial number of varieties, I know that is vague but I still have a lot of cutting to do.

    • Harborseal
      Harborseal commented
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      I don't get it. Please clue me in.

  • #3
    I think 2 is better gives more people chance to buy

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    • eboone
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      agree

  • #4
    Geeze, Wills, you are making me stay up past my bedtime tomorrow...
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • growcrazie
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      me to, at least it is friday

    • WillsC
      WillsC commented
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      Sorry Ed......I was trying to be considerate of the left coasters.....if I said 9:00 est some may not be home from work yet.

    • WillsC
      WillsC commented
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      PM yes.

  • #5
    Will the price be different for 2 vs 3 cuttings?
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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    • WillsC
      WillsC commented
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      Yes......it is really cultivar dependent more than anything.like a 3 pack for $15 3 pack for $21 or 3 pack for $30? Something like that, I have not got to that point yet but I want to make sure it is substantially below Ebay prices.

  • #6
    I think the 2 packs are more exciting, not just because the stakes are higher for each cutting, but because it maximizes the number of varieties people can get within their budgets. Also, as bigfig mentioned, it spreads the varieties around to more people.

    Good luck with the sale, Wills! Remember, sleep is for sissies

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    • WillsC
      WillsC commented
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      That is why I made it majority rules This way you will have to yell at yourselves. Atm though it is tied 19 19 sigh,

    • Admin IT
      Admin IT commented
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      Is this a simple majority or super majority?💥🔫

  • #7
    My alarm is set and I'm ready to go. Let's see if I can keep my purchases to a minimum so my wife doesn't get mad at me.

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    • #8
      Two sounds good to me, because that will stretch your cuttings out and give more people the opportunity to get some. Wow it's going to be a mad dash to order. Hope wifey won't need the computer when the list goes up.

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      • WillsC
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        Two makes more work for me I am rooting for 3.

      • Harborseal
        Harborseal commented
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        No, it's us that will be doing the rooting.

      • WillsC
        WillsC commented
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        boo

    • #9
      I voted 2 cuttings, thank you Wills

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      • #10
        I vote for 2 cuttings per variety, so we can spread them around more.

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        • #11
          I vote 1, I am so good at rooting I might need to change that to 5. Is that an option? Well 2 then so it will be an even number.
          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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          • WillsC
            WillsC commented
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            You are banned from the auction......you bid and I will have Ted throw you in the cane syrup pot.

          • Hershell
            Hershell commented
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            Oh well, there goes my 2 cents worth. I guess I just get to watch again.

        • #12
          My vote is for 2 cuttings.
          Wishlist; Green Michurinska, St. Rita
          Tony
          Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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          • #13
            Two cuttings is the better option to my mind. The more people who have a variety the more quickly it gets distributed. If you fail with 2 you will get replacements faster if more people have it. The fact is that the good rooters will mostly get 2 plants (no one's perfect) and will have some to give away or sell cheaply or at least have more cuttings in a year or 2. Wide distribution is what ensures success. If you're not good at rooting send your two to someone who is and work out a deal
            Last edited by Harborseal; 12-17-2015, 05:23 PM.
            Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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            • #14
              I agree with two cuttings. The more people who get a variety the better

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              • #15
                Are the orders first come first serve, Wills?
                Zone 7A - Philadelphia
                Flavor Profiles & Variety List / Facebook / YouTube / Blog

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                • WillsC
                  WillsC commented
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                  Yes.....it is the only fair way.

                • ross
                  ross commented
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                  Either one of those options works for me

                • GregMartin
                  GregMartin commented
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                  My middle name starts with R....will see if I can legally change it to my first before tomorrow night.

              • #16
                What if it stays 50%? Can I be the only one who gets 2 votes?

                Also, I think people should not be alowed to order 2 packs until everyone's had time to order 1.

                So I'm voting for a 1 pack limit until, say Sat at 5 pm est, for example. That also keeps the distribution at its widest.
                Last edited by Harborseal; 12-17-2015, 05:38 PM.
                Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                • #17
                  My vote is for sale PP me $10 and your desired vote
                  Phil North Georgia Zone 7 Looking for: All of them, and on and on,

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                  • WillsC
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                    lol

                • #18
                  I used to use malathion on dormant figs as it does control scale easily.

                  http://www.ortho.com/smg/goprod/orth...ate/prod180018

                  http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/malagen.html

                  But there is a bad side as I am setting up bee hives this year.
                  Not sure how I will control scale this year.
                  Doug

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                  • Rafaelissimmo
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                    The scale was on the other forum. Oops?

                • #19
                  Hi WillsC. I wanted to comment on your sale. I applaud the sale and can't wait for it to start. With that in mind, might I suggest you NOT put all the varieties up for sale at the same time. I can see a mass log in to your site and the possibility of it crashing because of everyone trying to log in and ordering at the same time. Might I suggest you spread the listings over several days. That way those who miss a desired cutting on Friday may be able to get their 2nd or third desired variety cutting when the next batch are posted. Forgive my impertinence but I just want there to be something good for everyone to buy. Also, if you post everything at the same time, it will be like Black Friday. Everyone rushes in at the opening bell, but don't return after the frenzy has worn off and the site becomes a ghost town. I don't know if any of this makes sense to you, I am only trying to help your site thrive.

                  I would also make this suggestion if it is okay. On the day your sale starts, limit the number of cuttings a member can buy per variety. This will give everyone a chance to get something they want. After a couple days, change it to unrestricted. Hope I am not out of bounds here. Good luck with the sale!!
                  Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
                  Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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                  • WillsC
                    WillsC commented
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                    Your opinion matters as much as anyone else. I will think about it but I don't think the server will crash. We only have 525 members.

                • #20
                  Will the sale start in this thread or a separate one?
                  Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                  • WillsC
                    WillsC commented
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                    Bob,

                    It will be in its own thread.

                • #21
                  I'm in training...stayed up past my bedtime tonight to be acclimated for staying up this late tomorrow
                  Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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                  • #22
                    As for the site crashing, the stats at the bottom say there are 531 members, 237 of which are active. The most users ever online was 136. Will 300 non-active members login Friday? I would think it would take a lot more traffic hammering away to pull the site offline.
                    Houston, TX Zone 9a

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                    • efletche
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                      In one of my previous jobs, I had to create scenarios for testing software integration and it is something that has stayed with me. I always think the worse and hope for the best.

                  • #23
                    Wait, you mean it's not Friday? And here I thought Wills was an hour late!

                    I have another suggestion. Maybe the list should appear an hour before you take orders so we have time to figure out what we want.
                    Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                    • WillsC
                      WillsC commented
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                      That would make people just email sooner before the witching hour.......so in this case the speed readers win.

                  • #24
                    Hmm, all tied up again. Guess it is time to break it.
                    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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                    • #25
                      How is the sale gonna work? You list it all and when its gone its gone? I don't even get to clock out until 11:00 at the earliest. Just trying to figure out if I'm pretty much SOL or its gonna be a list some now and some later thing.
                      Bryan | Zone 7 NC

                      Wish List: Takoma Violet, Kathleen Black, BM, Preto, CdD Grise and Noir, Ventura, Maltese Falcon and Maltese Beauty.

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                      • GregMartin
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                        Hobo, you are in need of an accomplice!
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