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First Attempt at Rooting Figs!

Shaft

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I actually have a Pastilliere cutting that was started on 11/29/21 that has rooted and budded with a few juvenile leaves forming now. However the later season varieties are just barely starting to show any signs of rooting.
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I hope the Pastiliere stays alive for you! :) I had a couple make it to leaf stage then just die on me
 

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you too man. All year round is rooting season for me :) I'm new to winter rooting, usually I do spring and summer rooting.
I've heard that you can root year-round and there are many methods to utilize but I like yourself am new to rooting in general, but as it is most cuttings become available in the fall/winter months. After I establish the varieties that I have, it will allow me to experiment with other methods to determine what is best for my environment. Here's to the next generation of fig-fanatics.
 

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Many indoor growers like to grow in the dark initially.....I prefer a balanced leaf/root approach. I'm sure the rooting still works out the same in he long run. Find a way that fits your lifestyle, $$ to play with and your time commitment. I like free and carefree so jelly jars and water on the window sill works well for me. Others may think it is old fashion. But it works the same as a clay cup in the sun 2000 years ago. Lights, timers and gnats......been there done it with no better results that my window and no gnats.
 

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Update to "First attempt at rooting figs", the fig pop method. 1 month in. The first thing that I noticed was the first of the varieties to root were those so-called early varieties such as Malta Black, LSU Scott's Black, Improved Celeste, Red Lebanese, Marseilles Black, Black Jack, Black Greek and Hollier. There are others but to give a general profile the what I have as a result of the method that I used.
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Rigo007

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Nice varieties. Thanks for the video. I was finally able to find some small-fine bark to root in. Gonna start some today.
I've been going crazy looking for fine mulch with no luck. I don't need it for rooting but to add to my mixes instead.
 

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Many indoor growers like to grow in the dark initially.....I prefer a balanced leaf/root approach. I'm sure the rooting still works out the same in he long run. Find a way that fits your lifestyle, $$ to play with and your time commitment. I like free and carefree so jelly jars and water on the window sill works well for me. Others may think it is old fashion. But it works the same as a clay cup in the sun 2000 years ago. Lights, timers and gnats......been there done it with no better results that my window and no gnats.
 

tlbluestone

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Any way that produces a healthy crop of new plant life works for me. I use a wet paper towel wrapped around the cutting in a 1 gallon plastic ziplock baggie until I see roots forming, then I put the cutting in a see through plastic throw away cup. Come spring I will put them in nursery containers.
 

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