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    I was surfing the web for scion exchange and ran across this article.

    Is the procedure for collecting scions for grafting the same as for scions for rooting?

    What caught my eye was the parts about storing scions with apples and the part about sports and water sprouts.

    How do you identify sports and water sprouts?

    Is there a way we can tell if the cuttings we buy have fruited?
    Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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    Some of the mention practices are similar...
    Water sprouts are more applicable to other fruiting trees not figs, but figs will produce Sports or Mutations, Kadota is one of the most famous, its a sport of Dottato.
    Here's a topic on harvesting and storing fig cuttings, http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...ng-and-storing .
    The fruit and leaf scar on cuttings are easily recognized and the leaf scar ( in the shape of lips in a smile ) can be used to find the top and bottom of the cuttings.
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    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b