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  • Dall'Osso Auction

    Last year one of these went for over $300. It is from a very nice lady and fig collector extraordinaire, Olga.
    I know, I know, still no 100% proof without picture of fruit, but this variety is as rare as a unicorn.
    For sale dormant Dall'Osso fig plant. This Dall'Osso about 20 inch tall from the soil and soon will wake up. Dall'Osso is a rare fig with purplish black fruit of exelent flavor and variable shape.
    Frank Tallahasee 8B
    North Florida Figs

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    And she is a member of this forum, and you are right,she is a very nice lady.

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    • #3
      Oh my, $425 Buy Now for a JT. Don't think so.
      Rare Jolly Tiger fig tree plant in Home & Garden, Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living, Flowers, Trees & Plants | eBay
      Frank Tallahasee 8B
      North Florida Figs

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      • Rob Ster 010
        Rob Ster 010 commented
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        To me that looks like a bad case of FMV lol.

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      If the seller gets that much, all the power to them! There's a sucker born every minute....
      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
        There are more than 1 strain of Dall'osso. The original one should have 2 colors, and there an old black variety. The 2 tone one is very rare in Italy. But the all black version is the one offered in a couple nurseries in Italy from what I was told.

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        • jmrtsus
          jmrtsus commented
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          Still waiting for a photo of a two tone fruit! Only been 150 years waiting for the pics. Fools and their money.....

      • #6
        Well I am high bidder but probably not for long....
        Plant sales are closed until further notice.

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        • #7
          Which one is this? I just got out bid anyway. $178
          Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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          • #8
            Oops sorry Hershell didn't know it was you
            Plant sales are closed until further notice.

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            • Hershell
              Hershell commented
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              Congrats. You can have it. Lol. Till morning

          • #9
            Well not from me. From what people say JT is not very tasty so why bother.
            NC Zone 7a-b

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            • #10
              The seller of the JT is asking $425 to start - but has no bids thus far. But there are 22 days left in the auction.

              I think there are some individual JTs that are pretty to look at - but I have no desire to get one. Let those who really want it have the few that seem to be available.
              SoCal, zone 10.
              www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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              • #11
                What makes me laugh is the people selling the non-varigated Jolly Tigers. I mean hey you get a green fig plant that doesn't taste good. If I were spending that kind of money (and with a greenhouse to build I'm not) I would buy the Dall'Osso.
                NC Zone 7a-b

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                • #12
                  I would buy an air ticket and set up tent outside Olga house and be her gardener for 2 months to get this variety. Only fear factor is
                  her husband is a crack shot, going by the bulls eye score I saw in the backyard. Good luck to seller and bidders.

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                  • #13
                    How much is a ticket to Italy, preferably close to a nursery that sells all the good figs?
                    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: De la Roca, Lampeira Prush, Bass’ Favorite Fig, Raspberry Tart, Cavaliere

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                    • #14
                      I asked Olya (Olga) about the taste of this fig the other day and she said reports from Italy is that it is very good. The unique shape is interesting, but taste is more important to me so that was good to hear.

                      Hershell, push Wills a little harder! LOL
                      My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                      • #15
                        I never met an Italian fig that I didn't love but you don't have to go that deep to get a great tasting Italian fig.
                        Good luck Olga, you got a "hot" one there
                        Cheers
                        Coop

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                        • #16
                          A couple of you guys should split the cost, grow it this summer, then send the other some cuttings this winter if it gets crazy high. Just a thought.
                          Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                          • #17
                            Originally posted by Bass View Post
                            There are more than 1 strain of Dall'osso. The original one should have 2 colors, and there an old black variety. The 2 tone one is very rare in Italy. But the all black version is the one offered in a couple nurseries in Italy from what I was told.
                            I think there's also an all green variety.
                            Mike -- central NY state, zone 5a -- pauca sed matura

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                            • jmrtsus
                              jmrtsus commented
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                              So rare there are not one pic of the fruit? Really? When will people give this fairy tale a rest? 150 years of fools paying lots of money and not one pic of the fabled fig? WOW! I guess people think it is a lottery ticket.

                          • #18
                            Well I just dropped out
                            NC Zone 7a-b

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                            • #19
                              $200 was my max
                              NC Zone 7a-b

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                              • #20
                                Wow $512. Grats to Olga. Just a thought. I wonder how many we will see next week...
                                NC Zone 7a-b

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                                • #21
                                  Originally posted by SharonC View Post
                                  Wow $512. Grats to Olga. Just a thought. I wonder how many we will see next week...
                                  Culli Cazzi!! $512.00usd for a little trees???? Aspet! i hope make you gold fig! AHAHAHA
                                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                  • #22
                                    Congratulations to you Olga. I know that people have tried to explain this to me, but I really just don't get it.
                                    Cheers
                                    Coop

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                                    • #23
                                      Look at her completed listings. She recently had one go by at $9.99, unbid on. Then she sold three for nice profits. Actually, one was cuttings. Then look what this thread did for her.
                                      PPP
                                      Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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                                      • #24
                                        Her auction without a bid probably had an error in the listing and was cancelled.

                                        The winning bidder of the latest one is not a member here and probably doesn't read posts here. The second place bidder does hang out here.
                                        My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                                        • #25
                                          I can get a young tree of approx 1 meter tall for 30 euro's lol. So anyone willing to give me 150 for it?
                                          Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
                                          Zone 8B

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                                          • Kelby
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                                            I'll bid 175!

                                          • Rob Ster 010
                                            Rob Ster 010 commented
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                                            Haha you won Kelby!
                                            But on a serious tip, it's not that hard to find over here in Europe.
                                            I would trade a Dall Osso for a Luv, Morettina or Dottato Nero anyday.

                                          • Mario
                                            Mario commented
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                                            Rob Ster with you being in Europe those varieties should not be to hard to get, I know Paolo Belloni has the original and true Luv and the Dottato Nero is available from many Vivai (nurseries) in Italy included but not limited to Belfiore Vivaio near Florence or Benigni Vivaio In Ascoli Piceno
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