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  • Photos of fig progress

    Hi, can someone point me in the direction of some photos of a fig from cutting through the first couple years? I'd lke t see what I might expect as a newbie- thanks.

  • #2
    You should put at least your climate zone in your signature line, rough location never hurts either. Then people can give you better feedback. Seasonal fig tree growth has many variables such as season length, rainfall, fertilizer regimen, and potted -vs- in ground.

    Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
    Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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  • #3
    Here are some pictures of the first year of some figs started from cuttings around 10/2014 in zone 6 Ohio.
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 11 photos.
    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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    • Chrissy Chris
      Chrissy Chris commented
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      I culdn't have asked for a better response THANK you!!

    • ross
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      Do you keep all your figs in 5 gallon SIP's Don?

    • don_sanders
      don_sanders commented
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      Not all but most have been. It's worked really well for me. Some are in buried buckets and some are in pots as well.

      I may change my mind one day but I really didn't want to go above 5 gallons for ease of moving and storage.

      A large 30 gallon sip is appealing.

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    Wow! Definitely something to aspire to!
    Zone 7a in Virginia

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    • #5
      I've had plenty of cuttings grow to be 6' tall and nearly as wide in the first season. Beyond that it really depends on the container size and/or your climate. In a mild climate they can be small trees/large shrubs up to 20'. In colder climates it really depends on protection and freeze damage; mine that die back generally get to 6' or so. Could grow larger but I pinch them back.
      https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
      SE PA
      Zone 6

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      • Chrissy Chris
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        Thank you. we're iin similar zones- I'm in NY

    • #6
      Don,
      Beautiful figs! Forgive the newbie question, but why are the buckets covered in white plastic? Are you trying to reflect light off the roots, or minimize rain water absorbtion? Thanks. Casey

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      • eboone
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        The cover over the buckets is to keep rain water from washing out your fertilizer, and perhaps might keep it from drying out as fast from evaporation (more a concern in hotter drier climates)

    • #7
      Chrissy,
      As Calvin mentioned there are multiple variables that influence the growth of fig cuttings, including the specific variety and cultivar. Attached are a few photos from 2013 and from this past 2015 season.
      You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 10 photos.
      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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      • ross
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        Pete, are you growing your figs against that black cloth on purpose?

      • AscPete
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        Ross,
        The container grown figs are only photographed in front of the black felt papered wall.
        They're grown on a gravel pathway on a south facing slope, photo #10.

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      Thank you.

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      • #9
        Here is my progress for the year. Phoenix zone 9b Cuttings started late Jan.-early Feb.
        You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 7 photos.
        Quy
        SoCal, Zone 9b

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        • don_sanders
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          How successful were you with rooting the Kathleen's Black? So far, my attempts with Kathleen's Black just keep rotting.

        • Q*
          Q* commented
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          Kathleen black was kind of tough. I got 3 out of 4 to root. One grew fine and is now 3 feet tall. Two took almost two months to show any signs of life and both are now only 1 foot tall. (they are 11 months old) and one rotted. I do direct planting so i stick it in the pot and hope for the best.....none produced fruit this year.

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        Sometimes this happens after a season of growth and a otherwise perfectly healthy plant, it's not always feet of growth. I do have some bigger ones of this variety..but had this been the only cutting then this would be the growth. I have a had a tree(?) even smaller than this that was 2 yrs old, UCD CdDB.

        Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
        Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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        • #11
          So approximately how long did it take for your cuttings to start producing roots?

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          • #12
            There is a very large window on root development. Last year, I had one that pushed a 1/2 root in 8 days, most took 15 to 30 days. Others can take much longer. Patience is hard, but necessary.
            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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            • #13
              Here's my Martinenca Rimada I recieved the cutting photo #1 August 2013 kept the tree growing through the winter in August 2014 is when picture #7 was taken this was a very fast growing tree for me


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              Wish List -

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              • don_sanders
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                That's a pretty fig you have there.

              • jkuo
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                Pic #4: Who needs a spare bathroom anyhow? ;-)

              • Dave
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                jkuo Figs come first there are plenty of bushes outside
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