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Fig Friends! 15% off Remaining Fig Cuttings & Treepots!

Updated: Jan 18




Hello everyone,

I want to begin with a huge thank you to those who helped make my fig cutting sale of 2023 a success! This year we sold over 1200 cuttings. Your love for these delicious fruits makes me hopeful for a fig-filled future.

If you find my blog, YouTube videos, or other information helpful, please do me a huge favor! Leave me a Google review. Just a few words would help tremendously.

But hold on, this sweet story isn't over yet! There are still some of my favorite varieties available and to show my appreciation, I'm offering a special 15% discount on all remaining cuttings and treepots when using the promotion code, BOSS. 

Check out the remainder of the sale, here, and don’t forget to use the promo code!

Here's the scoop:


  • The fig cutting sale ends on December 19th, 2023: Don't miss out on this chance to snag additional varieties at a steal!

  • Bundle your cuttings with professional treepots and enjoy no additional shipping charge. Shipping is only $10 per order to anywhere in the US.

  • Gift cards are now available! You can't go wrong with a gift card for fig trees and cuttings in the Fig Boss store. Choose an amount and write a personalized message to make this gift your own. Never expires. Buy a gift card for a loved one, here.

  • Informative fig posters are also available as a last-minute gift. Found here, these posters are beautiful and easy to read and they come in a sizable 18x24 inches. Each is designed in Canva and they are made out of 9 mil, 210 gram Photoart Paper with a satin finish. I could not be more impressed with their quality.






Handling, Storage, & Rooting:


  • Remember, cuttings come double-layered, and partially sealed for optimal storage. Keep them cool and crisp in your fridge for up to a year!

  • Use them ASAP for peak freshness.

  • Consider a gentle scrub or bleach soak before storage. Then let them dry completely. Don't worry, I leave mine au naturel too!


Rooting Tips:



  • Master the hybrid method! Combine the Fig Pop methods' moisture control with the direct potting method's simplicity for optimal success. Check that out above.

  • Choose the right environment: Fig cuttings want at least a 70F soil temperature. Can’t provide that? Consider using a heat mat. Artificial lighting helps tremendously too.

  • Parafilm power: Wrap the top of your cutting to prevent desiccation. 

  • Produce bag paradise: Enclose your pot in a produce bag to trap moisture and create a mini greenhouse effect. My favorite alternative to Parafilm (if you’re using the hybrid method mentioned above) allows you to skip the Parafilm or Buddy Tape by covering the top of the cutting with the produce bag. Once the cutting forms its first leaves, unwrap the bag for a seamless transition to ambient humidity.

  • Scoring for success: Make small cuts on the bottom of your cutting to encourage additional surface area for root growth.

  • Rooting Hormone: Give your cuttings a rooting hormone boost for a head start. My preferred product is Clone-X:


Potting Pointers:


  • Pre-moistened soil is key: Ensure your potting mix is perfectly damp before planting. You can weigh each pot so you know that you have the perfect amount of soil moisture in each pot. This is probably the most important tip you’ll hear about anywhere when rooting fig cuttings.

  • Label it up: Don't forget to tag your cuttings for future reference.

  • Sit back, relax, and watch them grow: With the right conditions, your cuttings should be rooted in a month or two!


Happy planting, and thanks again for being part of the Fig Boss community!

Now onto some details regarding a handful of special varieties.

Noire de Barbentane:



  • Very similar to Bourjassotte Noire (an excellent commercial variety), but 2 weeks earlier and more rain-resistant (according to Baud in France).

  • Hardy and rain-resistant. Late ripening, but better suited for humid/short-season climates.

  • Top-tier flavor, comparable to Black Madeira.

  • One of the best commercial varieties available.

  • Thrives in hot weather, even in extreme temperatures.


Dall'Oso (Belfiore):



  • Belfiore Nursery, a respected nursery in Tuscany believes it's the original Dall'Oso depicted in Gallesio’s manuscript. For many years, it was believed to be lost.

  • Complex, layered flavor with unique reddish-brown pulp.

  • Good producer, early ripening, and rain resistant. An impressive elongated shape.

  • Highly recommended for a wide variety of climates.

  • One of Belfiore's top 4 choices for Northern Italy and therefore, a solid choice for less ideal fig climates like the Northeastern United States.


Green Michurinska:



  • A local Bulgarian fig introduced by PenandPike, known for its exceptional hardiness.

  • An early Adriatic fig, a sought-after characteristic due to Adriatic figs' late ripening quality.

  • Intense strawberry/raspberry flavor with balanced sweetness and acidity, even when underripe.

  • Thrives in various climates - cold (hardiness), humid (elongated shape, short hang time), and warm/dry (superior Adriatic flavor).

  • Vigorous, high-yielding, with good drying potential and minimal splitting. This year, my tree produces two distinct main crops due to River’s pruning.


Cul Noir: 



  • Delicious and sweet with cork tints and sugar spots in humid climates.

  • Exact match to Sucrette (Baud): Same origin and characteristics.

  • One of the best-tasting, sweetest, and most productive figs.

  • Dense and satisfying, mid-season ripening, thrives in both humid and dry conditions.

  • During Hurricane Ida, Cul Noir was one of the few fig varieties to taste great even during such rainy conditions.

  • Ideal for in-ground planting in colder zones. Even in zones 6B and 7A.


Sultane:



  • Delectable figgy flavor with berry undertones.

  • Mid-season ripening with abundant harvests.

  • Ideal for humid climates and cold hardy. Sultane possesses good resistance to winter temperatures.

  • Used in commercial French fig production.

  • Double cropping: Early brebas followed by main crop figs.

  • According to Baud, Sultane has a thin skin suitable for drying but also shines in cooking and roasting.


White Triana:



  • Top-tier taste: One of the tastiest, most unique fig varieties.

  • Highly productive, hardy, and rain resistant.

  • Patience is key: Long hang time for peak flavor (10+ days after swelling).

  • Coll De Dama Blanc mid-season cousin: Similar sweetness, but with unique berry notes and a pleasing thick jammy texture.

  • Don’t mistake this fig with another called Black Triana.


Burgan Unk:



  • Intense caramel flavor notes combined with the amazing eating experience of Black Madeira.

  • Highly productive and a fast grower.

  • Great uncaprified: Tastes good even without pollination, but pollination unlocks its full flavor potential. Hand-pollination recommended.

  • I highly recommend this variety for those in Southern California or other dry places.


Medieval Yvoire:



  • A unique fig discovered by Evenlyn Isgrow near the Swiss/French border.

  • Elongated shape with a vibrant berry color.

  • Prominent berry notes, well-adapted and fast-growing, likely suitable for your area.

  • Ideal for those seeking a unique fig.

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