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September 19, 2014

Sad to inform all my customers and prospective customers that the 2014 fig season is over and cannot fill any new orders for this year but look forward serving each of you next year.

 

Customer comments:

  • “UHM, UHM, OH MY, UHM….” – Frank, senior citizen in an Assisted Living Complex
  • “Thank you! Man, those figs are DYNAMITE! Taste great!” -TC
  • “OMG! I just received the best tasting and largest figs I’ve had in years. Thank you so much it’s a gift :)”  – Souha

Fresh Figs $.80 each

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Sun Dried Figs $9.00/pound

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Figs for the 2014 season are ripe and ready to be shipped in limited quantities. As the season progresses there will be a larger volume of fruit. This year’s season started about 3 weeks early. The height of production is expected between August 1 and September 15, 2014. First come, first served.

NO GMO, NO Hybrid—as heirloom as they come!

The trees and fruit are JUST LIKE God created them. My trees are the same now as they were thousands of years ago. They have never been sprayed with anything and the fruit is not processed.  In fact, to maximize freshness, taste, and nutritional value, I personally pick the fruit at its peak of maturity, pack it, cool it for several hours, and deliver it to the post office just minutes before it is scanned for delivery to your doorstep.

I normally ship via USPS PRIORITY MAIL, but upon request, I will ship UPS or FedEx. When UPS or FedEx shipping is desired, arrangements for those transactions may be made by calling me at 805-794-6439.

To efficiently utilize POSTAGE costs to you, I ship via USPS FLAT RATE PRIORITY MEDIUM BOX (up to 48 fig–approx 4 lbs capacity) $11.30 postage, and for the LARGE Flat rate BOX (49 to 72 figs–4 to 6 lb capacity) $15.80 postage. The fruit price is $0.80 per fig. The minimum order is 24 figs and maximum order is 72. To minimize shipping costs, I recommend ordering either 48 or 72 figs.
Please keep in mind that the fruit is very delicate and can only withstand being sealed in a box a maximum of 3 days. and I suggest that you check with your local USPS or visit https://www.usps.com/priority-mail/map/ to find out how long it takes to deliver a package from Zip code 91320 to your doorstep prior to ordering, as I will not be responsible for spoilage under any circumstance (Please read below). To assure that figs arrive in reasonably good shape, I ship only to the Continental US, and US Military with APO, etc. etc…where delivery time is guaranteed by the USPS Flat Rate Priority policy.

A little more info on my figs.
These beauties are not those tiny little tasteless figs you buy in the store. The picture reflects the approximate size and type of fig, referred to as Kadota’s. Italians call them fichi bianche and they taste delicious. In fact, the original tree came from Southern Italy. They are so sweet that our family calls them Honey Pots. No sprays or chemical of any kind ever got close to the trees. You can pop them in your mouth just as they are or you can peel them, either way, they’re a superior tasting treat for just $0.80 per fig plus shipping at the link here. Minimum purchase is 24 figs (approx 2 to 3 lbs); and maximum purchase is 72 figs (about 5 to 6 lbs). I can Priority mail up to a 48 fig package for $11.30 per package and the 49 to 72 fig package for $15.80. USPS suggests delivery in 2 days to most metro areas. Longer delivery time increases chance of product spoilage. (Note: USPS Priority Mail takes longer than 2 days to deliver to remote Locations. Check with your local post office for more accurate delivery information. Alternate methods of delivery of your choice via UPS or FedEx, including overnight, are available).

MY FIGS FREEZE WELL and make an excellent frozen treat during the rest of the year. Call us at (805) 794-6439 with your questions.
Fresh figs are picked, cooled, packaged, and shipped the same day. If you store the fruit in the containers they come in  and refrigerate them at 38 F to 40 F, and relative humidity below 40%, they will last up to 10 days. If the refer is between 34F and 36F they may last as long as 30 days. For shipping purposes they are not treated with any anti-spoilage chemical at all and therefore their shelf life is shorter than store bought product. As a result, we cannot control spoilage in transit. Whenever room permits, we pack a few extra figs in your order FREE of charge to offset some occasional spoilage that may occur in transit. But, given the delicate nature of the figs, as you can understand, all transactions are final and nonrefundable in their entirety.

Honeypot Fig

Fresh ripe, Honeypot figs delivered directly to your door .  These figs are picked at the peak of their taste.   Our customers tell us they love them and we sell out each season!  Suggest that you put in your order early.

The price is $.80/fig

$11.30 shipping up to 4 lbs (about 48 figs) and $15.80 from 4+ to 5 lbs.,

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  1. * Adam says:

    Hi,

    How do i order? do you take paypal?please get back to me asap.
    Thanks

    | Reply Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Adam,
      thanks for your inquiry.
      Southern California has had unusually cool weather this summer until couple of days ago. As a result our figs are really late. It may be as long as couple of weeks before they ripen.
      Yes, I do take Paypal and i’ll post it on the site pretty soon. If you’re serious about the figs, my suggestion is that you order 5 lbs to achieve the highest economies of scale. Standard Priority mail is just under $15 for 5lbs and around $10 for 3 lbs. In the 5 lbs box i usually put in an extra half lb to compensate for any spoilage. In the smaller box, only 3 lbs fit and there is no room for the extra fruit. The fruit keeps very well when left in the cartons that it comes in and is stored in a refrigerator with the Relative Humidity lower than 40%
      Given the delay in maturity, and demand, i would suggest you let me know quickly how many lbs you want and as soon as they ripen, I’ll be in touch.
      By the way, the fruit has never seen any insect sprays and is shipped when ripe. That means, it’s very delicate and very delicious.
      thanks again.
      guy

      | Reply Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
      • * MJ says:

        I would also like to order figs, preferrably five lbs. What do I need to do to place my order?

        Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Adam,
      RE figs. For this year, no figs. The weather has been hot when it should be cool and viceversa. As a result, the figs are less than top quality.
      Sorry! Try again next year.

      | Reply Posted 3 years ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Adam,
      in August of last year you inquired about our figs. This looks like a good year. If you would like some, let me know and i’ll give you instructions for payment, etc., etc..
      gb

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
  2. * michelle asusano says:

    hi i would like to ask if you do deliver here in philippines? because i do really want to order because my daughter is asthmatic and i found out that fresh figs is very valuable in asthma. they can give to the patient by draining off the phlegm.. so please i nid to know how much is the 4lbs. or if you do offer per kilos and pack? do you offer dried figs also? please send me a message.. asap!!

    thank you!!

    michelle here!
    philippines

    | Reply Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Michelle,
      Sorry for the delay in responding to you.
      Shipping fresh figs to the Philippines is a shipping cost-prohibitive task and probably not a feasible one either due to the fact that the figs are too delicate and may spoil during a long trip. As much as i would like to help, I don’t believe that fresh figs are an affordable alternative for your daughter. However, I’ll do my best to try to help.
      As an alternative dried figs may be doable. The cost is $7.50/lb plus shipping.
      I don’t know if you’re aware of the fact that Asthma is caused by inflammation. As a result, anti-inflammatory substances are an excellent method of either curing or controlling it. I’m looking into this food supplement (not medication–medication, for the most part, causes more problems than it solves.) for you which is reasonably priced and you can buy it directly from them. As soon as i find it, I’ll write you with the details.
      i’ll be back in touch soon.
      Guy
      I will also look into the cost of shipping fresh figs to you using the US Post office. I’ll find out the details and hope to get back to you in a couple of days

      | Reply Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
      • * ixwarrior says:

        Michelle,
        Fortunately i found out the info i wanted quicker than I thought, and it seems to be simpler to ship stuff to the Philippines than I thought.

        I just got the info that may be helpful for your daughter. The food supplement I referred to is called Selexiprin. It is sold in two options: 3 month supply or 6 month supply. The 3 month supply costs $130 plus shipping to the Philippines. The 6 months supply costs $180 plus shipping. The company that sells it does not ship to the Philippines. I would be happy to act as an intermediary for you. I would be happy to buy it for you as long as you pay for the product and the shipping to your address. The cost of shipping a 3 months supply or a 6 months’ supply of the Selexiprin is same. It’s $14.
        The Selexiprin is a guaranteed product. The company says that if the product is not satisfactory, you can return it and they will refund you your money. For a US resident that works well, but for you, it may not be worth much. The cost of shipping it back to the States may outweigh the value of the product. My suggestion is that you call the company that sells the Selexiprin at 800-495-4591 to ascertain that this is something good for your daughter. You can also ask them if they would ship directly to you. If their answers your hear from the company satisfy you, but they don’t want to ship to the Philippines, you can order the product and have it shipped to me and i’ll ship it to you. I would prefer not to get involved, but being a Christian man, it’s my duty to help you cure your daughter in any way I can.
        I also checked with the US Bureau of Industry and Security and they advise that there is no problem in shipping either the Selexiprin or the fresh Figs. The cost of shipping 5 lbs of fresh figs is $45 without any guarantees against spoilage.
        If you have any other questions of me, please use the following email address: dare59445@mypacks.net
        thanks and good luck
        gb

        Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. * Laurie says:

    Do you have Green/White Figs available now ? For shipping New England.

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Laurie,
      Sorry, no figs yet. give it 30 days and you can enjoy the same delight we’ve been anxiously awaiting for a whole year. If the weather continues to be as hot as it has been in the last week, they may be ready even sooner. I’ll keep you posted.
      thanks for your consideration.

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
  4. * SS says:

    Hi, I was wondering why figs are shipped when they’re ripe? I get my mangoes shipped from CA and the individual puts them in right before they ripen to ensure no spoilage.
    Also, is $9.50 the cost for shipping of 2-5 lbs or is it the cost per lb?
    Thanks!

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      The figs are shipped when ripe to give the consumer the wonderful experience that we relish when we pluck a fig off the tree and plop it into our mouths. That guarantees that the figs are tree ripened and contain the highest volume of enzymes possible, naturally. Our figs have a shelf life of about 4 to 5 days shipping time. They could last longer if the shipping company where to store them in 38F to 40 F. Unfortunately, the US Postal Service is not under our control, therefore my stated position on the website.
      Once you receive them, you can possibly enjoy them for a week or longer if your refrigerator works well and keeps the temp a constant 38F-40F. Also if your refer doesn’t hold the temp correctly, it generates humidity, which has a tendency to damage the figs. Under the conditions i explained, the figs will last a week or longer. When all else fails, they freeze extremely well raw.
      The transportation cost is the prevalent USPS cost at the time of shipment for flat rate priority mail boxes. Currently, i believe it’s $10.50 for the medium box (holds about 5 lbs. and $14.85 for a large box that holds 5 or more lbs.
      Mangoes are a different fruit and are usually picked when still green. Additionally, mangoes have a 30 days shipping shelf life.
      Figs will be ready about the first week in August.
      thanks for your interest.
      gb
      However, if you want to experience the heavenly taste of tree-ripened fruit, you should never buy fruit that has been picked when green.
      WE are not a farm. the fruit i mail out is the same fruit i eat myself. And i don’t want you to eat anything that i wouldn’t eat myself.

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
  5. * Henry & Jane Evans says:

    I would love to order 5 lbs. of white figs. What a treat to have them ripen on a tree! Please tell me the steps necessary to assure their arrival.

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 2 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Hi, thanks for your interest.
      Please understand that this is not a commercial operation. I’m just a private guy who enjoys eating delicious fresh figs and don’t mind sharing them with others.
      The figs just started and they’re absolutely delicious. Let me know in advance how many lbs you want i’ll let you know total cost including shipping. Then you can go online and complete the purchase. I should have a shopping cart up by 8/6/12. Go to the Website and order online. If you have any problems, feel free to write me a note.
      The figs are shipped when ripe to give you the same wonderful experience that we relish when we pluck a fig off the tree and plop it into our mouths. That guarantees that the figs are tree ripened and contain the highest volume of enzymes possible, naturally. Our figs have a shelf life of about 4 to 5 days shipping time. after 4 days some of the fruit starts to deteriorate. If you live in rural remote areas the USPS priority mail may take 4 days or longer. Please check with your local USPS Office.
      The figs could last longer if the shipping company where to store them in 38F to 40 F. Unfortunately, the US Postal Service is not under our control, therefore my stated position on the website.
      Once you receive them, you can possibly enjoy them for a week or longer if your refrigerator works well and keeps the temp a constant 38F-40F. Also if your refer doesn’t hold the temp correctly, it generates humidity, which has a tendency to damage the figs. Under the conditions i explained, when stored in the packaging that they come in, the figs will last a week or longer. When all else fails, they freeze extremely well raw. For best results, freeze them in the container they come in and when hard, remove from the container store them in a vacuum sealed bag.
      The transportation cost is the prevalent USPS cost at the time of shipment for flat rate priority mail boxes. Currently, i believe it’s $10.50 for the medium box (holds about 5 lbs. and $14.85 for a large box that holds 5 or more lbs.
      Mangoes are a different fruit and are usually picked when still green. Additionally, mangoes have a 30 days shipping shelf life.
      Figs will be ready about the first week in August.
      thanks for your interest.
      gb

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 2 months ago
  6. * Laurie says:

    Are figs available ? I would like to order at least 5lbs :) Where is the link/buy button?

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 2 months ago
  7. * Cecilia Bravo says:

    Hello,
    I am interesed in buying some figs, but I need for them to be harvest green, not when they are ripe, they are for preparing in preserve, is that possible and if so, please advise what will be the price of 40-70 of them. I live in Wonder lake Il

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 2 months ago
  8. * Osiris says:

    what kind of antispoilage chemicals are used on organic produce? do grocery stores secretly use these, even if not allowed, or is it allowed?

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 1 month ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Osiris, you’ve asked a lot of complex questions that I am not qualified to answer. You may want try to pose your questions to the ag school at Davis. To the best of my knowledge grocery stores operate within legal requirements afforded them by law.
      Having said that, I can tell you that various fruit (plums, pears, peaches, etc. etc.–especially fruit from Chile) are treated with gases to remove oxygen for the retardation of spoilage. Others, such as cuckes are treated with edible oil; apples as gassed and coated with edible paraffin wax. In my book none of those things are either good for you or make the fruit taste better. I don’t know what they do to figs but they do pick them before the sweetness sets in so that they extend the shelf life. After tasting mine you’ll agree that figs from the grocery stores are not fit for consumption.
      My figs are picked from a tree when ripe, are cooled for a minimum of 4 hours and shipped to you the same day.
      If you want to order, i recommend you order fast because the volume of figs is limited and first come first served.

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. * M. Susan Watkins says:

    I ordered figs several weeks ago and have not received them. You have also blocked me from incoming email. Please respond with order information. Thank you!

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 1 month ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      as explained in my email to you, somehow, i screwed up. Thanks for your patience and understanding. The figs were shipped today with some extra as my compliments for your patience.
      My apologies

      | Reply Posted 2 years, 1 month ago
      • * ixwarrior says:

        USPS suggests that it takes 2 or 3 days to deliver a Priority Mail package to destination. Most Metro areas with/near a large airport receive the package within 2 days. Regardless, USPS calls the shots. Our experience has been that Metro areas receive the figs in 2 days, whereas delivery to rural areas could take as long as 4 days.
        to order simply click on https://casacalabria.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=9&action=edit above and then follow instructions. You can use any credit card taken by Paypal.
        thank you
        gb

        Posted 2 years ago
  10. * J-kim says:

    I want to know how to order, and how long does it take to get to Philadelphia. Also, can i stil order figs fruits?

    | Reply Posted 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. * Laura says:

    Yes, is it possible to still order figs?

    | Reply Posted 2 years ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Yes.

      | Reply Posted 2 years ago
  12. * Jessica says:

    Hey there, I placed an order before the deadline and have paid. I just wanted to ensure that all of this has been received by you and see if any communication as far as shipping or even confirmation of your receiving funds could be sent my way? Very excited to try figs!!

    | Reply Posted 2 years ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Jessica, please check your email. the following message was sent to you on 10/1/12 at 12:25PM
      Thank you for your order and payment.
      My honey pot figs are at the tail end of the season. What that means is that the fruit is a bit smaller and takes longer to ripen,
      which translates into delayed shipping. I don’t know exactly when I will be able to ship but imagine that there should be sufficient figs to satisfy your order by the middle of October.
      If that is not convenient for you, please let me know and I will issue you a total refund.
      Thank you for your patience.

      | Reply Posted 2 years ago
  13. place me on your list: mark.moser@healthsouth.com
    Ate my first ones in Palermo, dying to have more.

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
  14. * Laura says:

    Please place me on your list.

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
  15. I am assuming that your figs are completely out of season? :(

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      Thanks for your interest Valeria(e). Your assumption is correct.
      Even though we’ve had a rather warm autumn, as a rule, fig season is Mid August to Mid October.
      I will put you on our mailing list and will notify you next year just before the season starts.
      Suggestion: The quantities of our HonEyPot figs are limited to first come first served. This year, I did not have enough fruit for all the orders. All that to say that if you want to savor our delicious HoneyPots, I would suggest ordering them as soon as you receive our notice–about mid to late July.
      Thanks again for your interest.

      | Reply Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
  16. * Marg says:

    I would like to be added to your list for next year. Would love to purchase fresh figs. Happy Holidays!

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 10 months ago
  17. * Kathleen Ochipinti says:

    I LOVE fresh figs, but very diffiuclt to find them in New Jersey. Do you ship and approximately how much is shipping?

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  18. * Ivy from NJ says:

    Do you carry Black Mission Figs?

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      sorry, we only grow Honeypots: a kadota fig.

      | Reply Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  19. * SweatyGirl says:

    I am adding myself to this list for possible fig delivery this year!
    shannonf27@gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  20. * Jessica says:

    These were so delicious last year, I’d like to put my name down for early consideration this year as well! Cannot wait to taste these little beauties again!

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  21. * Thae says:

    Hi Guy
    Do you have figs I available to ship to Boston?
    Tks. Thae

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  22. * Thae says:

    I want to be in your list, thank you!

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  23. * Marina says:

    Can you please add me to the mail list too? Is it a good fig season this year?

    | Reply Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
    • * ixwarrior says:

      I’d be glad to add you to my list. I need your email address. 2013 seems to be an excellent season in SoCal for figs.

      | Reply Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  24. * jacqui says:

    Do you still ship figs?

    | Reply Posted 3 months, 1 week ago
  25. * Jessica Richter says:

    I just don’t think I’ll ever be able to buy supermarket figs again. These figs taught me what figs are meant to taste like. I bought from here 2 years ago and fell in love with them, but last year they were in season right around the time I gave birth to my son so I never got around to it. This year I’ve reordered and they are just beyond delicious! They are amazing! It’s going to be torture waiting another year when this short season is up! Honestly, this is beyond a treat, because those poor fools buying figs at the supermarket will just never know how wonderful these fruit are meant to be!

    | Reply Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
  26. Please add me to your list!

    Cat Carroll

    catmcar@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

    | Reply Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
  27. * Tom Werth says:

    Hello Guy! As a first-time customer, I didn’t doubt for one minute you had an exceptional product, and I would not be disappointed. Although the USPS thought the word “fragile” was an Italian word for ” football”, your fruit arrived, and as I stood over my kitchen sink eating the figs with some juice dribbling down my chin, I thought that these are indeed some pretty tasty figs. Especially so as it’s rare for me to get any locally, but as I know have a supplier for life, that doesn’t matter one bit. Great job!

    | Reply Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  28. * Allison Lee says:

    Ciao Guy, you asked if I would e-mail you a comment about what I needed, I’m looking to purchase the light colored figs for eating fresh and canning. Thank you, Allison Lee

    | Reply Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
  29. * Prena says:

    And I’m guessing you have a mailing list!!! Please add me😃

    | Reply Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago


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