FIGAHOLICS

Specializing in gourmet fresh figs and rare fig variety trees

 

The Correia family is a third generation California farm family.  We began growing figs for our home use in 1999 and in 2012 began greatly expanding our collection to evaluate the many varieties we had heard so much about.  We currently grow approximately 350 varieties.

We post photos frequently during the growing season to our Facebook page.  Even if you do not have a Facebook page, you can view how our seasons progress by checking out the photos there.  Please check it out at www.facebook.com/Figaholics where we have hundreds of photos.  We also now have a YouTube channel where we've started with videos on grafting and rooting and in 2019 we shared over 300 videos of varieties we picked fruit from.  Some trees are still too young to bare fruit and we generally do not sell cuttings of varieties unless we've picked fruit from our trees to validate the variety name.

Our cuttings page is in the process of being updated to include over 300 varieties that we plan to start selling in January 2020.  We wait until our trees go dormant before pruning cuttings as we find that these handle refrigerated storage and shipping the best.  Our cuttings page is in the process of being updated and we are adding descriptions to the variety names as quickly as we are able.  We plan to start our annual cuttings sale by mid to late January 2020, depending on weather and other farm tasks that are underway, including the planting of about 1,200 other trees from late December into March.  We do not take reservations or make "pre-sales".

We will attempt to answer questions but please check out our cuttings page and YouTube videos first for answers.  We have thousands of followers and cannot answer every question and still have time to prune, prepare and ship cuttings.  If necessary, we may be contacted via email: harveyc@gmail.com

Below are some photos of the early stages of our orchard development.

On August 2, 2013, we began the planting of fig trees in our new orchard.

 

On August 28, 2013, the drip irrigation installation was completed and a few more trees were planted.  Although the trees were just started from cuttings six or seven months ago, we've picked quite a few figs from some of the new trees.  Next year will be much better, of course.

 

By the end of 2014 it was clear that three rows of 46 trees was not enough room for all of the fig varieties we had acquired.  On April 3, 2015, three more rows were added with 46 tree spaces in one row and 47 spaces in the other two.

 

As of August 24, 2015, we had planted 270 trees in the new orchard with only eight spaces still available.  We still have several trees in our original orchard location plus trees in pots.  We've not yet decided if we will remove some trees from this orchard or add a seventh row!