Trees and Shrubs forum: Fig Tree Suckers. Worth trying to root?

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Apr 3, 2017 5:36 PM CST
I cut off four suckers from my edible fig tree that just came out of winter hibernation. I dipped them in rooting hormone, and stuck them in some potting mix.

Curious if they'll root, and if they do, will they produce fruit like the original plant?


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Apr 3, 2017 9:03 PM CST
If these are suckers off the fig's roots, I think they will root easily. They may not be like the original plant if it was grafted onto some other root stock.

Apr 13, 2017 11:35 AM CST
Most likely your suckers will root given you provided them with a root hormone. Fig trees are extremely prolific and hardy so bearing fruit is a positive! It is a good idea to plant them in a container with light well-draining potting soil or equal amounts of vermiculite, perlite, and peat moss. This will encourage greater fruit production and control that sucker's root.

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