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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Aug 29, 2018 1:55 AM CST
Thanks for the offer, Daniel, I will let you know Thank You!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 29, 2018 5:50 AM CST
Fig cuttings are easy to root.
Take a healthy cutting, about twelve inches long, the size of your finger, bury it half to two thirds deep, keep it watered, and BANG ! It'll grow. 😀
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 29, 2018 9:03 AM CST
I've done the foot long cuttings in the past but 6-8 inch cuttings work just as good and ship much easier. For the long cuttings it's best to start them in ground buried at an angle with 2 buds above soil level. The smaller size cuttings are easy to start in pots which is my preferred way of rooting cuttings of both figs and pomegranates. In a pot you can start them in a shady spot then move them to a sunnier location once they take off. Sometimes direct sun will cause new cuttings to leaf out before roots are established and you can loose the cuttings due to transpiration.
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Shekay
Sep 8, 2018 11:18 PM CST
Hi figs people, another question. My neighbors they don't want their fig tree and cut it down but it still keeps growing, they ask if I want it and I can dig it up. The tree trunk is big but looks like it cut all the way down and the new growth are small like 1 season new growth. Do you think it's worth the work digging it up? Thanks!
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 9, 2018 7:54 AM CST
Hard to say, really. Do you know if they used to get lots of figs from it? Were they good? Do you have enough space? Why did they want to get rid of it?

It probably won't make a nice "tree" shape if it re-grows after you trans plant it, it will be sort of a large shrub with many trunks. This is fine because it makes the figs easy to harvest if it bears for you. But it takes up more room in your garden, too.

If you decide to dig it, wait until it gets cold enough that the plant loses all it's leaves and is dormant. Then, get the largest root ball you can possibly handle. Dig around, slide it out onto a tarp and drag it to where you're going to plant.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Sep 9, 2018 8:37 AM CST
That's to much work Shekay.
Find a tree that gets good fruit.
Around end of winter, get a cutting a couple foot long, as big round as your thumb.
Bury it two thirds way in soil where you want, keep watered.
It will grow. 👍👍
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 9, 2018 5:09 PM CST
I agree It's not worth the labor involved to dig up the whole stump but if you really want to try that tree the suckers at the bottom should have roots attached and you can dig one of those out once the plant goes dormant. Thumbs up
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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Sep 9, 2018 6:17 PM CST
@Shekay, there's undoubtedly something about that plant: it has survived there for quite a long time. So if you were to tend it adequately it might provide you with a good crop. Definitely I agree I pick Dan's suggestion of only chosing a sucker or two once the plant has gone fully dormant. Also if your neighbors know anything about its fruit. That much work will outpay if it ends up by being fruitful... Smiling
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ElPolloDiablo
Sep 11, 2018 4:39 AM CST
If you try to dig up a fig tree without the help of a small escavator you'll soon enough discover how they manage to survive in pretty rough climates.

My grandfather had on his farm an enormous fig tre: it must have been over 15ft tall, so much we used a boom truck to pick up figs, whole baskets of them. I have no idea what cultivar it was as I haven't seen it since. The fig skin ranged from dark violet to black with intensely red flesh. I've never tasted figs so sweet ever again: not even the much celebrated Smyrna figs of Turkey come close. In some favorable years those figs dripped sugary dew: they were that sweet and as you can imagine you had to contend with swarms of bugs and birds.

During a thunderstorm that fig tree was hit by lightning and we had to cut it down, but we left the stump in place to see if any shoots would come out of it, and surely enough they did.
However the new shoots struggled, so much we ended up cutting them as well, after which the stump went dead.

I have tried tracking down that fig cultivar for a while now, with no luck. I suspect it was an old French cultivar because my grandfather got a lot of fruit trees and vines from France. Could also be from Spain as he had some Quince trees sent from there, but I really don't know.
If anyone has an idea of what that fig tree can be, I'll gladly accept any suggestion!
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 12, 2018 6:39 PM CST
This is "Col de Dame Noir" did it look like this?
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This one is called "Tim Clymer Enola Italian #1" in the fig comunity
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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Sep 13, 2018 5:02 AM CST
Dan, I drool over those figs... Drooling Almost like having reached heaven on earth!. As you know all apes and figs go together....it must be the ape in me. Rolling on the floor laughing Arturo
Italy (Foothills of the Alps)
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ElPolloDiablo
Sep 15, 2018 6:29 AM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:This is "Col de Dame Noir" did it look like this?
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Thank you for the reply.
It looked somehow like this but it was thinner at the top and fatter at the bottom, if you know what I mean. They were also considerably larger, about a third larger going by coin size. May be a mutant or closely related cultivar?

PS: sorry for not being able to give you a thumbs up but the system merely reloads the page when I try to do it.

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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 15, 2018 9:27 AM CST
There are so many different figs out there it would be hard to say what it could be for sure. if you would have said it was a yellow fig I would have guessed "pingo de mel" it's the most common fig that will produce a drop of honey at the eye.
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Shekay
Sep 25, 2018 6:52 PM CST
I have been rooting a few desert king cutting since 23 Aug, they all doing pretty good specially some thicker brown wood cutting. But yesterday when i checked on one of the best cutting, the leaves turned dark and curled up Crying I don't know what's wrong. The roots look pretty healthy.

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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 25, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Are the leaves soggy or crispy?
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Shekay
Sep 25, 2018 7:29 PM CST
It is soft, there is mold too.
Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 26, 2018 3:26 AM CST
Sounds like too much humidity to me. Was the bag covering the foliage or did you have the plant in some type of humidity chamber?
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Shekay
Sep 26, 2018 8:31 AM CST
I have a small bag covering the top of the fig pop and placed it in a small green house.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 26, 2018 10:17 AM CST
Dormant fig cuttings don't need high humidity. It causes early bud break and fungal issues. Unfortunately it looks like that's the only viable bud on the cutting. Hopefully more buds are below the soil surface and will push up but if not you can try again using the same method minus the bag on top. There is also a chance a new leaf will emerge from the moldy bud but highly unlikely. Don't give up Thumbs up
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Shekay
Sep 26, 2018 6:35 PM CST
Do when I root a cutting it's not good sign to see bug and leaf first?

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