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  • Storing Cuttings question..

    Last year I bought all my cutting in March and April and they went right to my grow box.. This year if I see some cuttings I want to buy during this time of year I don't want to root them until January. So I can just put them in the fridge in a ziplock bag until then?
    Zone 6a Orange County NY

  • #2
    There is a slough of thought and techniques on this as there is with most things figs.

    It seams that most people clean the freshly acquired cuttings with a diluted bleach solution and brush then rinse with cool clean water. I then wax the ends label each stick individually with a paint pen, roll them in barely damp news paper and store them in zip locks opening to inspect once our twice a month.
    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


    • fitzski
      fitzski commented
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      at what temperature do you store them? In the fridge? Cool basement/garage?

      I bought some cuttings that I need to store for a month or so before I start them.

    • COGardener
      Fig Phenom
      COGardener commented
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      No idea what the temp is, just don't let them freeze.

      Cool probably is not enough, they need to be cold.

  • #3
    great topic, i'm interested in the answers as well as I recently purchased some cuttings that I need to store.
    Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)


    • #4
      Yes, healthy dormant cuttings can be stored in the "Crisper Drawer" for a year or more. They should be stored dry and if possible with a small amount of desiccant to trap any excess moisture that may cause mold growth in long term storage. In 1 gallon freezer bags I've used a few tablespoons of dry Shredded Long Fibered Sphagnum Moss or dry Coco Coir as the desiccant due to their lower pH value and mold retardant properties. Good Luck.
      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b


      • #5
        take fresh clean cuttings that are dry and just wrap them in strech wrap. label them any way you like and store them in the fridge. some people like to dip the cut ends in wax, some dont, both ways work just as good as long as they are and remain dry
        andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a


        • #6
          Thanks Guys . Which Wax do you guys suggest?
          Zone 6a Orange County NY


          • #7
            i use paraffin wax
            its just to hold in moisture, so there is no reason to go overboard.
            andreas-patras Peloponnisos Greece zone 9a


            • #8
              Ok thanks
              Zone 6a Orange County NY