|158 fig cuttings|
Because the United States has a large number of recent immigrants and second-generation from the mid-East. Because people have a sense of attachment and affiliation with ancestral foods. Because those people might be willing to pay MONEY for fig plants.
Will happen? Maybe. Maybe not. It doesn't cost me much to get into the game.
One nice things about "small fruit" is they are much more precocious than apples or pears. The plants are less expensive, too.
Don't pack your cuttings in to soak if they are dessicated. They swell up and are a bear to pull out of the container for counting and bundling.
Some plant varieties have multiple names or synonyms.
For example, this variety of fig is know in various places as:
- Hardy Chicago
- Mt. Etna
- Takoma Violet
- Gino’s Black
- Maryland Berry
- Marseilles Black
- Rossi Dark
- Malta Black (multiple cultivars named 'Malta Black')
Greek (multiple 'Black Greek')
- Spanish (multiple figs named 'Spanish')
- Dark Portuguese
- Salem Dark
- Black Bethlehem
- Papa John
- St Rita,
- Danny’s Delight
- Hardy Hartford
- Sicilian Black
- Lebanese Red (Bekaa)
- Jersey Fig
- Don Fortis
- Hardy Pittsburgh
- NJ Red
- San Donato (Calabria)
The names span from the eastern end of the Mediterranean (Lebanese Red, Macool) to the west end (Spanish, Dark Portuguese)
In general, the more synonyms a variety carries, the broader it's range of adaptability and the greater the possibility that it will do well for you in your location.
As a practical matter, It is perfectly permissible to sell this variety as Macool or Lebanese Red (Bekaa Valley) which would automatically increase its appeal to the target market.
A belated Thank-you!
|Replacement tips installed in the reusable, brass ferrules from vintage ski poles|
A belated "Thank-you!" to Bailey at P-V-I.
As many of my readers know, Powder Valley Incorporated is Kansas' premier supplier of skiing related equipment.
Two of my nephews collect vintage ski poles and replacement tips have been very difficult to find.
One of my orders with Powder Valley had a discrepancy. Bailey was the model of professionalism and straightened out the discrepancy with no hassle.
And now my nephews have their replacement tips!