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  • new to ourfigs, rooting question

    I'm new so bare with me, I've got a brown turkey fig tree that is over 60 yrs old and I want to root some cuttings from it. I will try the paper towel in a bag on some and want to try putting some in moss. the only moss I can get is the fine ground up peat moss. can I use this to layer the cutting in to start them rooting

  • #2
    The type of moss your looking to get is long fibered sphagnum moss, you can get this at big box stores, amazon or nurseries. There are many threads on the forum with helpful guides on how to do root with sphagnum moss. Good luck and Welcome to the board.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...=sphagnum+moss

    May the Figs be with you!
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    • #3
      Dott, try at least 1 cutting direct potted into a plastic cup of potting soil with a sandwich bag loosely over top of it. Give it a tsp of water along the wall of the cup each week and you may get roots in about 4 weeks. Worked for me! Keep it somewhere warm, about 70 degrees or so, and not in direct sunlight.
      Zone 7a in Virginia

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      • #4
        I have tried paper towel, cup of water, shoebox of moss, box of potting mix etc etc They all work but all have disadvantages as well. This is the method I am using now and will continue to use going forward. To me its the easiest overall and im having the best success with it, in regards to rooting. http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...ng-propagation
        2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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        • #5
          Welcome to the forum! People are having success with coco coir methods and perlite methods as well as Mai's method in LouNeo's link more than some of the others. The crucial principle is to give the cuttings both moisture and air and try to keep the temperature over 72 but under 78.

          Here's a bunch of ways

          http://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-ho...ow-s-and-why-s
          Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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          • #6
            Dott, welcome to Ourfigs! There are many ways to root cuttings. Try several to see what works for you. When active growth starts on your 60 year old tree, try some air layers. It is easy and more fail safe for me.
            PPP
            Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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            • #7
              There may be better brands but this is available at Lowes and Home Depot if you have them. It worked fine for me.

              http://m.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-...-110/202301542
              Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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              • #8
                Welcome. My recommendation is to try a few different methods. For me, rooting in coco coir and direct pot have worked best.

                Good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions. Lots of helpful folks here.
                Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                • #9
                  Welcome!
                  Sarah
                  Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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                  • #10
                    Hello Dott,

                    Welcome to our figs forum community.

                    Many methods and materials can be used for pre-rooting fig cuttings including plain peat moss, as long as its used and kept barely damp and not "watered" for the initial Pre-rooting stage. I pre-root with Coco Coir (Plant It brand) due to its consistency, well aerated texture and ease of use.
                    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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                    • #11
                      thanks for all the reply's, I'll try some different ways and see how they work out for me

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                      • fitzski
                        fitzski commented
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                        If you haven't already you might want to look at the "index of frequently referenced topics" on the main page. There's lots of good information there.

                    • #12
                      Welcome dott.
                      Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                      1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                      2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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