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Offline bmbobbymack

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Fig cuttings
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:41:39 PM »
I have never rooted any, but watched it on youtube. Would anyone have some that would do well i. Northwest alabama? Im zone 7a.
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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 06:40:31 AM »
You could check on Ebay or Figbid.com. Don't buy any from overseas on Ebay because it is not legal to bring them in.  I have already started all my dormant cuttings for this year.  Ourfigs.com is a fig forum you may want to check out.
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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 09:10:34 AM »
Bmbobbymack I could send you some cuttings if you like. The trees are not very big and I am not sure the variety. They make a medium fig.

 Also have a old tree at my grandparents homestead. I could get some from there. Makes the same type of figs.
I to have a tree I just planted with the large purple figs but there's not enough there to take cutting from.
If your interested shoot me a pm and I will get them out to to you.

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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 04:34:54 PM »
When is the best time to take cuttings from your tree? I'm guessing in the summer after the fruit is done?

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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 09:04:08 PM »
Usually dormant cuttings from the winter to early Spring are used to start new trees.  Summer cuttings can be done but is usually more trouble.  An air-layer can be made of a growing shoot during the growing season to make a new tree also.
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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 09:11:29 PM »
I live in northwest corner of alabama. (Zone 7a)...do i really ha e to wrap up my fig trees in the winter? Do i ha e to really plant them on south side of a building? I went and purchased two bare root fig trees i found. Celeste and texas everbearing. Anyone in the know please fill me in as i am cursed with a deadly touch to figs.
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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 10:00:47 PM »
You can grow figs, don't stress. Drive around and find some trees then ask people what fig they're growing and while you're there ask for a few cuttings.   Figs root easy but it takes a while so don't think you can get figs in a year from a cutting. It doesn't matter when you take a cutting. I start mine in fall and just let them root all winter.

Chicago Hardy is a cold weather fig that most people grow in cooler climates but I think most will grow in your area.

Put an ad on Craigslist asking for cuttings or trees, I'm sure people will respond.

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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 10:57:56 PM »
Great idea thanks. Do you think in my area I need to wrap them at winter or plant south of a building?
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Re: Fig cuttings
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 09:39:13 AM »
You might need to wrap small trees but once they get established they should handle the cold. I would mulch the tree in the winter to try to help it from freezing.

Here's some info for you to read
http://www.aces.edu/search/ACESresults.php?q=fig