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I’ve heard people saying they don’t like to grow cuttings using the tip of a branch, but I’ve had good results with them.

I have a feeling different parts of the branch are storing different amounts of hormones and energy. Pictured is the leftovers from a bunch of cuttings i procured recently. I’ll put 10 of them in a moist coco coir cup and see what happens.

Does anyone have any preference to which part of the branch they use?
 

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UFB- a seedling I found during the summer. Uncle Fran Berry
 

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Seedling looks great. How's it taste?

As far as tips, I'm probably one of the people you've heard say don't use 'em. Or at least I don't use 'em. I like thick cuttings, and you don't get that in one season. A lot of people like tip growth because they know it's first-year wood, which in theory means it'll root faster. A lot of old school people say they root best, but some of us new school guys disagree. One downside of using actual tip growth, even when compared to only first-year wood, is that it's thin. It's easy to dry out.


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The fig was moderately sweet and had a rich berry flavor. I was only able to try a few but the skin was a little tough from being baked by the sun. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some fruit next year.
 

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