Ripeness is all.

--William Shakespeare, King Lear

Who would quibble with Shakespeare? Ripeness is certainly all when it comes to figs. Figs must ripen on the tree and the journey from tree to mouth must be quick. Our Negronne fig, below, is one of the last figs of the season and one of the most luscious. Autumnus, above, appears to have a Negronne fig dangling from his earlobe and he cuts quite the dashing figure.

Negronne Fig Tree Grower's Pot
Negronne Fig Tree Grower's Pot


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday December 6, 2021. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping to avoid extended transit times.

If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be below 30 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. If you want plants shipped during hot weather, we can give you an expedited shipping cost. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants. You can also check weather forecasts for points between Northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.

We are sorry to report that we no longer grow citrus due to the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in some zones. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive cultivars include Santa Caterina, Nocellara del Belice, Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Lucques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you pop one in your mouth.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

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