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Old March 15, 2007   #16
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Our tree is loaded with fruit at the moment. There are now at least 2-3 ripe figs every day. YUM!
Are those propagated from cuttings? What are their varieties? Can't believe they can bear fruits on so small a tree! Have to try to grow some!
Now tell the truth; You glue the figs on to make us jealous, didn't you?

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Old March 15, 2007   #17
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Now tell the truth; You glue the figs on to make us jealous, didn't you?

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Yeah, sure! I'm the wicked witch of the east. Or something like that.

Well, the fruit bearing fig tree is in the ground and has been for the last 10 years or so. I just prune it once in a while, feed it, water it, nurture it, talk to it, threaten it. You get the picture.

The ones in the pot are the cuttings.

The one in the ground is a White Genoa, so I was told.

The ones in the pot are Malta Black, White Fig, Pollinator Fig (don't ask, I don't know, apparently you plant it in the same hole as any other fig. To aid pollination.), and I had Woodside Chocolate Factory Fig, but this one is struggling.

Do try fig cuttings. They are worth it.
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-------------Do try fig cuttings. They are worth it.
This can be tricky. I have to wait till after midnight after my neighbors have gone to bed.

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This can be tricky. I have to wait till after midnight after my neighbors have gone to bed.

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Make sure there is second year's growth on the cuttings. They will strike better.
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Spatz, thank you so much! I think you just gave me the secret ingredient to the "Arcane Root Striking Spell"! I have so much trouble getting fig cuttings to strike it's unreal. Dormant cuttings, softwood cuttings, semi-hardwood cuttings, they all give up on me! Maybe this year... Thanks again!
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Redbrick. Take cuttings from a dormant tree. The secret is you need a cutting that includes second year's growth. I dip them in honey before sticking them in a pot. But I'm sure that's not really necessary. Make sure the cuttings sit firmly in the soil and can't move about (wind, etc.).

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