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  • First air layers

    I removed my first ever air layers yesterday. Easy stuff, no wonder peope like to do them over cuttings! Even better, the branch I accidently broke off when putting on the one air layer rooted.
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    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

  • #2
    Real nice job Kelby. I too was amazed at how easy it is to air layer. I took a large branch off of my Sweet George with figs on it. It never wilted never showed and stress still as all fruit on and growing.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      Those are some thick roots. What potting medium did you use?
      Proudly Serving in the United States Armed Forces, 2009-2017
      Everyone should have a green thumb

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      • Kelby
        Kelby commented
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        Regular potting mix, I think.

    • #4
      Kelby,

      Good Looking results. Congrats.
      How long from start to removal? Thanks.
      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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      • #5
        1 month and 1 day. I have another that doesn't seem to have anything happening yet, though.
        https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
        SE PA
        Zone 6

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        • #6
          Kelby, that's a perfect looking root ball. Congrats!
          Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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          • #7
            I bought several air layers from a couple different sellers this year. The air layers have produced plants stronger and more vigorous than the rooted cuttings I purchased even though the plants from cuttings are doing well.
            Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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            • #8
              Congrats, that looks perfect! I hope my first air layers turn out as nice as yours did. I just started four of them a couple weeks ago, though, so still have a while to wait. It was mostly to get a functional pruning off new baby trees that arrived too tall and spindly.
              Sarah
              Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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              • rusty hooks
                rusty hooks commented
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                Kelbys pic is exactly what your CdDG looked like......

            • #9
              Nice job Kelby, I too way prefer airlayers to rooting. Never had a failed airlayer!
              Rafael
              Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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              • #10
                Thanks all! And they barely wilted too, makes me happy to see.
                https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
                SE PA
                Zone 6

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                • #11
                  Great job! I think I might go primarily to air layers from now on. Helps to keep the in ground trees trimmed up.
                  Brian
                  Augusta, GA

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                  • #12
                    Cool results. I need to try air-layering one of these days.
                    Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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