Saturday, April 10, 2010

How To Propagate Fig Cuttings

This past July I brought back some of my uncles fig cuttings (healthy branches of fig trees that are cut from the parent tree) and buried them in my raised beds in september.

Today I uncovered them and was happy to see new buds leafing out as well as some root growth. I replanted them in a small container and thats where they will finish establishing their roots for the rest of the summer.

6 comments:

  1. Fig cuttings from a relative's tree?

    If that's not Italian Gardening, I don't know what is!

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  2. Thanks. Just had a friend come by for some fig cuttings, and I needed the proper advice on rooting. What was your success rate?

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  3. 80% success using the burying method. I've had less success by rooting the cutting in wrapped moist paper towels stuck inside a ziploc bag and then placing it on top of the fridge or warm area. They start to root but the chance of mold infecting the cutting is greater. Good luck

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  4. Ciao Timoti,
    This spring I got a fig tree. Right now it's in a pot, waiting to be transplanted to its permanent home. I'm planning on taking a few cuttings and seeing if they root. Did you use any rooting compound ?
    By the way, what photos you have of the garden look great!

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  5. would you like to trade some fig tree cuttings? please feel free to contact me at ediblelandscaping.sc@gmail.com

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  6. What did you do between July and Sept. Did you leave it in the ground for about a year. and where do you live?

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