Adrien wrote:WTH he was just selling them for $23! Guess since we were after it and messaging him about it he raised the prices cause it’s a rare find.. glad I got it at $23!
Oh boy...I guess I should have removed that listing from FTS a long time ago when I decided not to propagate the plant anymore and let it go from my collection. By leaving it listed on FTS, we created demand, and where there's demand there will be people willing to pay $$.
Ah well...since FTS Trigger Happy is still in circulation again, I'll get one again eventually and then propagate them and sell them for what we used to, which was ~$20 or so, I think. After growing it for a while, it was apparent to me it just wasn't that unique of a plant and the trait I had selected to name it for wasn't stable. It is a lot like FTS Lunatic Fringe, which I think is a sibling to FTS Trigger Happy (they came from the same bunch of OP seed I got from Bob Ziemer back in 2009) and I liked FTS Lunatic Fringe much more for multiple reasons. I just took a look and we were selling FTS Trigger Happy for $18.95 back in 2015. Prices in the CP world are inflated everywhere right now though, as the pandemic has made the hobby boom!
Leah and I are into running FTS for the long haul. After a few years of finding our way in the beginning, we have always tried to keep our prices reasonable and at a level where we make enough to support ourselves while offering plants at fair prices, and we haven't increased our prices with this pandemic despite the extreme spike in demand. With the upcoming move to Missouri, we will have over 3000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space which is about 10x what w have now. I am so
looking forward to that. We've been working in very cramped and less-than-ideal growing conditions for way too long.