Friday, April 17, 2009

Propogating Fig Trees

You might recall from a previous post my attempt at PROPAGATING FIG TREES. It looks as if it is going to be successful. Almost all of the cuttings are sprouting. If you would like to learn how to propagate fig trees click on the above link.
It was surprisingly easy and seemingly fool proof. I haven't checked to see if there are any actual roots yet. I'll give them another month in the pots and then check.
These trees will bear fruit identical to it's parent since it is grown from a cutting and not seed. I guess it's sort of a clone! This is a new variety I haven't tried yet. Byron's friend who gave me the cutting claims it is his favorite variety Alma.
You can read about the Alma fig and other varieties HERE.


JeanSkirtGirl said...

I love fig cookies hehe lol =) see u at church more egg's pealse bring me some love carmencita

Harry said...

Ackk!! You reminded me that I took some cuttings from my fig a while back and stuck them in my nursery bed. Where they've since been forgotten. Gotta check them this evening.