Folded upon itself, and secret unutterable,|
And milky-sapped, sap that curdles milk and makes ricotta,
Fig, fruit of the female mystery, covert and inward,
Where everything happens invisible, flowering and fertilization and fruiting
In the inwardness of your you, that eye will never see
Till it's finished, and you're over-ripe, and you burst to give up your ghost.
Figs, D.H. Lawrence
Fall. Honeyed light, harvest moon. The season of the fig. Time to ponder the elusive nature of this most sensual of fruits. It has never submitted to standardization, ease of harvest, or lengthy storage. The fig achieves perfection for days, not weeks. Surely this ancient fruit has something to teach us. Time to enjoy every ripe fig that comes your way. Time to grow a fig tree. A fig tree that has been the favored variety along the Ariege River for centuries, Bourjasotte Grise, below. This sublime fig is worthy of every attention.
|Our next scheduled ground ship date for East Coast locations is Monday October 23, 2017. We ship west of the Rockies most days. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping so plants arrive within 5 days.|
If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be above 80 or below 32 degrees 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. You can also look at weather forecasts for points between our growing grounds in northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.
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 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.
Fig lovers are an equally ardent crowd and will be pleased at some of our new offerings which include Col de Dame Noir, Sequoia and Bourjasotte Gris.
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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