Now shipping to CA.
You are bidding on the tree shown in the first two pictures.
Black Madeira is considered one of the best tasting figs. Properly grown the fruit does indeed live up to it's reputation. My mother plant traces back to Jon at F4F. If grown to maximize fruit quality, 3-5ft of growth is common when planted in-ground. The last photo is one yrs growth outside. The plants set fruit reliably and early in spring. If not overly vigorous there is usually a fruit at every leaf node from spring until fall even on newly grown cuttings.
I consider all the strains of BM to be the same. The picture of several strains is for illustration purposes only. The fruit varies on all of them depending on many factors.
Please don't purchase my plants if you are concerned about FMV. They are probably all infected even the ones not showing symptoms. I do spray regularly with a number of recommended miticides and my plants do generally grow and fruit well.
Auctions ending Thursday or other weekdays will ship Saturday unless you advise differently. Saturday shipments usually arrive Monday or Tuesday. Packages keep moving on weekends. Auctions ending Saturday or Sunday will ship on Monday unless you advise differently.
I ship using Paypal. They will send you an email with tracking information when I print out the shipping label. If you don't get tracking on the day outlined above please let me know.
I am fruitnut on ourfigs and growingfruit forums.