Sweeter than honey from the rock,
Stronger than man-rejoicing wine,
She sucked and sucked and sucked the more
Fruits which that unknown orchard bore.
She sucked until her lips were sore,
Then flung the emptied rinds away
And knew not was it night or day.

Christina Rossetti, The Goblin Market

Summer. Yes. Birds at dawn, bees at midday, fireflies at night. Time to pick ripe fruit, take a tumble in tall grass, bask in soft sun. Consider the fig, a summer fruit if ever there was one. Our Black Jack fig trees are the lost twins to the figs in the above painting.

Black Jack Fig Tree Grower's Pot
Black Jack Fig Tree Grower's Pot


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday July 13, 2015. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit.

If temperatures en route or at destination are projected to be above 90 F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. 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.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in Zones 3-8. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive varieties include Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Luques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you taste them.

In the wonderful world of citrus, the Chinotto sour orange has captured our fancy with its myrtle-like leaves, formal growth pattern and prolific fruit display. Trees are well-established and fruiting, ready to enhance your terrace and life.

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.

When you buy a Bay Flora product, you can help a non-profit group of your choice. At check-out, just enter the name of the organization you wish to support. Up to 15% of your purchase will automatically be directed to that organization. You can also enter a gift card message during check-out and we'll tuck in a beautiful letterpress gift card with your order.

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