Making More Fig Trees – Stage Two Begins

Making More Fig Trees – Stage Two Begins

black mission fig tree propagation
tiny little white roots beginning to grow on one of the Black Mission Fig cuttings.

Here is a link to my first post about starting the new figs trees from cuttings.

After storing the damp Black Mission Fig cuttings, wrapped in paper towels and a plastic bag for a few weeks, I took them out to check on their progress again.  So far so good, for most of them.  There are no signs of mold or mildew, and all of them still have signs of life in the nodes.  Four of the cuttings have little roots at the end, like the one in the picture above.  The rest are still working on their coarse bumps where the roots will hopefully soon grow.  I potted up the four that had roots in a cell pack and insulted them in another plastic bag.  I plan to keep them indoors for now.  We had a few frosty nights last week.

In the meantime, I started a second batch of little fig trees, but this time with Strawberry Verte Fig cuttings. Strawberry Verte is one of the best tasting figs I have tried. It does pretty well with only half day sun espaliered on a West facing wall, and it isn’t the giant monster that Black Mission fig wants to be. I have a few other varieties, but they are too small to take cuttings yet. They include a one gallon Tena fig, Mary Lane Seedless fig, and Violette de Bordeaux. I briefly grow Kadota, that a neighbor gave up on and gave to me in a giant pot but that fig didn’t seem to like our cool summers.



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  1. Hi Lianne, I wanted to stop by and check out your blog. Lots of great stuff on your blog that’s right up my alley! I grew up in California and lived not too far from Long Beach. I worked for 18 years in Los Alamitos, CA and lived in Long Beach for a short spell (by the Veterans Stadium). I will be stopping by again – I subscribed to your blog 🙂

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