The Fig Hunter Collection - The Sisters
- Local Pickup Only No
- Quantity of Cuttings per Purchase 2
- Item # 11227146
- End Date
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This is a truly beautiful fig. Found high in the mountains somewhere on the border of Tehama and Trinity county, according to the ranch hands it has been on the property for as long as anyone remembers. The reclaimed ranch was once part of the 80,000 acre Diamond Ranch which stretched all the way to Cottonwood, CA. Unfortunately, the ranch hands charged with maintaining this portion have been directed to clear the trees for the purpose of building a new fence. We were fortunate that they were gracious and allowed us the opportunity to claim some cuttings before it may be gone. They also gave us information to track down the family that has owned the ranch for generations, as they no longer live in the area.
The fig itself is intriguing; having what can be described as a bubbled stem, beautiful yellow skin when ripe, and a magenta colored eye. Its just a one of a king find for this area of Northern California.
A little about The Fig Hunter My name is David Burke aka The Fig Hunter . I live in Northern California in Red Bluff at the very north end of the Sacramento Valley. Though I was born ,raised and lived until few years ago in Napa of The Napa Valley . I work primarly in heavy construction as a Union Pile Driver of Local 34 out of Oakland,Ca one of the oldest Pile Driving Unions. With type of work I travel a lot all over Northern California . On the Ranch I grew up on there where 3 massive Fig trees I remember my youth. I started in the fig hunting hobby over a year ago because it was a fun thing to do after work . It also allowed me to take figs home to my family . We own 11 acres in Red Bluff,Ca we had a 1 acre market garden going and raising poultry and Berkshire Hogs. We were looking for something to add to the property and because I was finding fig trees we went with them. I started recording the video and putting them on YouTube after being Recommend to do so because the Live streams of the Fig trees I was finding on What The Fig were being lost in the mix of regular posts. So we started and I mean my beautiful wife Priscilla started “ Fig Hunters” YouTube channel ( the name was of course because of what we were doing and name The Fig Hunter was because someone said you really are The Fig Hunter. We do this as a Family Priscilla , our 3 daughters and I it allows us to enjoy a hobby together and most times it happens just driving down the road. We have found wild fig trees from Disneyland to Oregon most our finds are in the San Francisco Bay Area to Redding though. We follow strict lond established Naming guidelines of the Fig community . We freely name Seedling figs and we record and document the trees so to be able to prove that they are a Seedling. Then if we can’t tell if it’s a seedling ( 100 year old trees ) we might name the road and unknown if only for our own records . You might ask how can we tell it wasn’t planted? Well we use the method of possibilities if a tree is in a spot such as growing out of a rock the chances are it’s not planted. We do our diligence and research the hours spent pouring over photos is Exhausting. Most important we are doing this because it’s fun to share with others and the adventure . Then end goal is to have a legacy to pass to the girls as a fig farm in Northern California. I will continue to work Union because it’s fun . Also I wish to be and I respect honesty up front I shall make mistakes because I’m human but I will not go out of my way to lie to you about the things if I don’t know if it’s common I will never stated it is. We look forward to chatting and visiting if you have any questions just ask we are on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok Reddit, Tumblr , if you ever have a question please ask. Join us at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCnnY0N_QfTusyl_pefsSJXQ to join in on the figventure so please ,like ,subscribe,and follow So find a figMake a friend Plant a fig Make a friend forever -The Fig Hunter
Big fresh cuttings