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    Default Fig tree from cuttings

    Hello everyone

    This is my first posting on this board and I wish to start with Figs, my sister has a Brown Turkey variety and from what I understand they be easily grown from a cutting. I would like someone to explain step by step this process as I am hardly green fingered and I would like to achieve the best results.

    Thank you in advance for any comments

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    FIGS AND THEIR PROPAGATION

    Fig cuttings strike pretty easily, this link will help.

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    Is it really that simple???
    Just cut off a twig and stick it in the ground??
    Figs everywhere then this winter!
    Tx

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    Here's another link

    Rooting in a Bag
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    "Is it really that simple???"

    Only if you have green fingers, already. Other folk [i.e. WITH green fingers] will do it, and all theirs will survive whilst all yours die - and you won't be able to figure out what they did differently. When you are their age it will be straightforward, of course ;D

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    When you have rooted your figs, you certainly won't have figs in the winter. They will all be shivering in spite of their fleece and straw coverings !

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    Thank you SBP for making it far more complicated
    Tam - I wasn't actually expecting to be chomping the things this winter!!! The first link said to take the cuttings in the winter

    I shall be sure not to take any from the caprifig though!!!
    (another thread)

    This is great thank you - even though it wasn't my question in the first place. I want several fig trees and hadn't even considered cuttings until now...
    Last edited by tootles; 04-07-2008 at 05:27 AM. Reason: Typo - leading by example!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tootles
    Thank you SBP for making it far more complicated ...
    Lol! My pleasure!

    Having read various stuff about propagating figs from cuttings, I wasn't sure that it was as straightforward as 'stick a stick in the ground'. If you have access to lots of fig 'sticks' then you can have lots of goes but if you were trying with more 'scarce' varieties than Brown Turkey you might want to be sure you'd increased your chances of success.

    Here's a long thread about which is the easiest/most successful method for rooting fig cuttings! Easy propagation method - Fig Forum - GardenWeb
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