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Offline LouisianaMojo

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Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« on: October 16, 2019, 11:17:23 AM »
Cutting Season it's just about here and with that comes a ton of hype about fig varieties to relieve you of some of your hard-earned cash.


Sellers hyping up fig varieties with elaborate claims or descriptions.

Using words in the description Rare,  A Must Have, Limited, ONLY ONE, New discovery.

We really want you To think about what's your reading in the description and use common sense.

Note We have discussed this and posted about this and it seems it keeps getting lost so now I made it a category so you'll see it every time you come here to the main page of all the categories we have.

Here are some very obvious ones you see this photo of a great looking juicy fig and in this description they elaborate on how great tasting an extraordinary this variety is. Then toward the end they make a statement that their tree hasn't fruited for them yet ! !

How obvious is this ?

Showing photos that are not theirs because their tree hasn't produce fruit for them yet. These points are really no-brainers you have a seller hyping up a fig that they haven't grown tasted they are making false claims on how productive great-tasting and using someone else's photos all in an attempt to relieve you of your hard-earned cash.

Many of the illegal import figs they're using their suppliers photos that are out of the country because they have no idea whatsoever what this variety is going to do it hasn't produced for them but they're in the mad rush to be the first on the market place to make big bucks.

I would question or ask any seller if they have photos of the figs they produced here in the US.


Many of you are newbies or new fig enthusiast. And being so are unaware of a lot of factors when it comes to figs. Figs that come from third world countries will not grow and perform here in the US the same.

You are buying a picture of that fabulous looking honey saturated fig. We see this all the time new people rushing to buy all these high in figs and spending a ton of money only to be heartbroken a few years from now when that's not the Fig they bought in the photo not the Fig living up to all the hype. They become discouraged after spending all this money pull all of the trees out of the pot or ground discard them what a waste of time. We have a thread right here what do you do with unwanted trees take a look.

Fig sellers follow a trend it is now getting very hard to get illegal figs into the country. So what is the new trend since the Cash Cow of illegal figs is ending?

There is a huge rush going on in California people hunting the countryside's river bottom to find hopefully seedlings. This will be the new Cash Cow Newly found variety.

We started to see quite a bit of this last year and now has become an epidemic 2 new fig enthusiast.

YOU AS A BUYER NEED TO BE AWARE OF THESE POINTS these Newfound figs are seedlings meaning they were created by being pollinated by the Fig wasp.

So the photos you are seeing are of a pollinated fig so if you don't have the figs wasp you're not going to get the same fig as in the photo and it won't be the same taste as in the description.

The other factor is this may not be a common fig and if you do not live in an area where the Fig wasp is this is completely useless to you because you will not get an edible fig.

Please look for information whether the seller claims this is a common fig or not they may make a claim they don't know. Please take the time to research what the seller is stating this way you have a choice in weather if you want to gamble on that variety.

And one last point if you run across a seller after looking at his listings with outrageous prices this should be a red flag that they are strictly after your wallet and not benefiting the Fig community.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 11:26:04 AM by LouisianaMojo »

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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 12:13:41 PM »
Great advice. Thanks for posting this again.
Wish List: Louisiana Lightening, Smith Fig, Dall' OSSO Fig, Socorro Black, BB-10,LSU Gold, LSU Thibodaux, LSU Jack Lily, LSU O'Rourke, UCR 184-15,Colonel Litman's Black Cross, Orphan fig, Adriatic JH, Ice Cream Banana, any variety banana,

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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 12:36:30 PM »
Agree. Ver good advice. Thank you JD
Wish List: Izmir, Genovese Nero, Noir de Barbentane, LSU Red, Pastiliere, Col de Dame Blanc, Black Zadar, Golden Riverside, Red Lebanese Bakka, Socorro Black, Figo Preto, Marseilles Black,Col de Dame Noir/Grise/ blanc, Bourjasotte Grise

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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 01:56:06 PM »
Great advice.  Thank you sir
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WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Cravens Craving

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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 04:09:29 PM »
Thanks for the great advice. Even though I am new to growing figs, I have already witnessed much of what you refer to.
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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 04:18:03 PM »
We appreciate you taking the time to create this post.  How easy to get excited about a new variety and forget lessons hard learned by others who precede us. 
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LSU red extraordinaire, Italian (unk) , Strawberry Verte, Dall Osso Fig, LSU Strawberry,, LSU Black (any), White Maderira,  Col de Dame (any),   RdB, Roberts Golden Rainbow, Adriatic, Panache Tiger, Socorro Black, Qudssaya

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Re: Before you take your wallet out THINK ! !
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 10:12:39 AM »
This is an eye opener. Iíve seen it especially on Figbid. Figbid is a good place to buy fig trees but there are people with the hype there too. Thank you for posting this information.
Wishlist: Figoin, Socorro Black, CDD Blanc, St. Rita, Black Madeira dwarf, Louisiana Fig Varieties, Louisiana Lightening, Buzzone Nero, LSU Strawberry, BNR, Giant Brown Turkey, Mutant Fig, White Lebanese.