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  • Ponte Tresa for sale

    Wake up everybody. Here we go!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ponte-Tresa-.../262220904464?
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

  • #2
    Amy predictions?
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      I think it will go to astronomical heights. It might be enough to pay for Frank's next trip. Lol
      Wishlist; Green Michurinska, St. Rita
      Tony
      Sarver, PA Zone 6A.

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      • #4
        For Frank I hope it does.

        It will be interesting to watch.
        Last edited by COGardener; 01-02-2016, 11:19 AM.
        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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        • #5
          That is one beautiful fig. If I only had a bigger fig budget...

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          • GregMartin
            GregMartin commented
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            It sounds like this fig roots easily and grows strongly John, so hang in there and in a few years hopefully you'll be able to get it in a trade. It sure is a beauty.

        • #6
          Johnny just drop a 1K bid on it..... once you own the PT, you won't need any other new figs for ten years. 😆
          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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          • #7
            Hmm. I better start putting in a ton of over time at work before the auction ends. I'm pretty sure that I'll run out of time though. Maybe I'll be able to get my hands on this variety in about 7 or 8 years.

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            • #8
              I bid $10. Do y'all think that will get it? Haha Oh, wait I've already been outbid. Oh, darn.
              Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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              • #9
                It's already up to $132 .

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                • #10
                  Gonna be more then 1k Scott. Gorgeous fig

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                  • #11
                    How ever much it goes for and to whomever gets it, an early congrats to both.
                    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                    • #12
                      I'm already done bidding lol

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                      • #13
                        I fail to understand to point of running an auction up right after it starts, tying scare tactic?
                        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                        • WillsC
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                          Scott,

                          I believe the strategy is by running it up fast it discourages some people so they don't "watch" the auction and the bidder feels it gives them an advantage......I don't think it has any effect at all.

                        • COGardener
                          COGardener commented
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                          I'm with you Wills. I think most people watch anyway and participate if that was their original plan. That is until it exceeds their set budget.

                        • Kelby
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                          I think aggressive bidding off the bat might work psychologically at a real auction, but not on a weeklong eBay sale.

                      • #14
                        I think You are right Scott.

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                        • #15
                          And now $177.50 at this pace you might set a record Frank.
                          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                          • #16
                            OK, it is going to a long while before this one is off my wish list. Some day when it is more common I will have it.

                            If I was going for it, it would be with one bid,5 seconds before the end of auction, heart racing.

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                            • #17
                              Over 600, definitely. A lot of people were caught flat footed last time.
                              Bob C.
                              Kansas City, MO Z6

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                              • #18
                                My guess is $894 I love that they are still charging shipping on it.
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                                • Rob Ster 010
                                  Rob Ster 010 commented
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                                  I have a set of PT cuttings left but for $894,- i will gladly pay for the shipping hahaha

                              • #19
                                Best of luck Frank.
                                Bill - Long Island, NY 7a
                                Wish List: Glacia Negra and any fig from Bari.

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                                • #20
                                  Does anyone know the cold hardiestness of this fig being that it is from Switzerland?
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                                  • Rob Ster 010
                                    Rob Ster 010 commented
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                                    Ponte Tresa has a nice micro climate going. It's not really from Switzerland, it's the southernmost point of Switzerland. Ponte Tresa is half Swiss- half italian.
                                    Temps in winter rarely go below -3 celsius and even that only for a few nights per year.

                                  • Rewton
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                                    Dave, I have wondered the same thing. The mother tree is less than a mile from the Italian border on a lake which would keep the tree warmer on the cold nights and cooler in the heat of the summer. I would guess based on its geography that it is at least average cold hardiness. It seems to be an excellent grower and very healthy (no signs of fmv so far) so that always is a good sign for being able to withstand the cold. In the next couple years I'm sure there will be more information out there on the cold hardiness (and other qualities) of this variety.

                                  • Dave
                                    Dave commented
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                                    Thanks for the reply it will be interesting to learn more about this in the future as others acquire this variety

                                • #21
                                  The temps today in C and F. It is really warm up there, and the wasp lives there too.
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                                  • #22
                                    It's a beautiful fig but is it similar to a sucrette ud, 184.15 or 187.25? The tree is found in Switzerland but is the tree a new variety or people aren't 100 percent sure what it's originally was so they call it pt?

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                                    • #23
                                      Rob I see what you are talking about half of the roots are in Italy and the other half of the roots are in Switzerland

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                                      • Rob Ster 010
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                                        Haha that's pretty much correct. Italy is a 10 minute walk from there....

                                      • maimai2
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                                        Rob
                                        How far from Milan to that Ponte Tresa ?

                                      • DBJohnson
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                                        According to what I can see, looks like a drive of about 80-90 minutes.

                                    • #24
                                      On a per cutting basis they're already getting close to what Mai paid for the 4....per cutting these are likely ending up even more expensive.
                                      Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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                                      • #25
                                        Well I came up with a plan I can't afford $500- $600 for cuttings so I did a little research on google maps and found the tree in while I was looking at the street shot I saw this cable guy driving by I am going to give him a call on Monday and ask him if he wants to make an extra $100 bucks well you could figure out the rest of the story wish me luck!

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                                        • Rob Ster 010
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                                          You first have to get past the 2 dragons that guard the tree!

                                        • Dave
                                          Dave commented
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                                          Greg A-Team I like that All I need is a mohawk and 20 pounds of gold chains I should blend right in LOL

                                        • BrooklynMatty
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                                          Haha, love the way you think Dave! Crossing my fingers for you.
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