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  • Shipping cuttings from a cloner

    Here is a question:
    If one would want to ship a just nicely rooted cutting in a cloner, what is a quick way to do it ?
    It is better to pot it up, wait and ship it after it is established? It is better to place the roots in a plastic bag with soil/coco and tie tight and ship it right away?
    Or else?
    How long does it take for a cutting from a cloner to start growing in the soil?
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    Very good question I am curious about the answer. Larry

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    • #3
      I just started using my cloner for my pepper plants. I have noticed that while the roots can look very impressive from a cloner, they are far more delicate and fragile. Ex: I went to remove one of my newly rooted plants and barely touched the side of the hole and the entire root came off. Don't know if figs would react the same way. Would probably want to pot the plant and let the roots get a little stronger first.
      Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
      Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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      • #4
        Like Edward said fresh from a cloner they are very delicate. The transition from cloner to soil is hard enough without adding the stress of shipping. In MHO, I highly recommend transplanting the tree to soil and fully establishing before shipping.
        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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        • #5
          Thanks, guys! How does it take before the clone cuttings start growing in the soil?
          From the cups, the go right away.
          Do they need time to produce proper soil roots?
          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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          • #6
            I have successfully transplanted several pepper plants from the cloner. I go from the cloner straight to pots. The soil I use is a mix of peat, vermiculite and compost. It is very light and dry, so it will easily surround the roots and cushion them. My potted plants are kept outside and new growth is seen within a couple weeks. Keep in mind, I am a newbie at all this so anything I say is from my perspective. Not an expert here.....yet.
            Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
            Wish List: Holy Smokes, U. Prosciutto, Ham Rham, Labritja

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            • #7
              I don't know that would put a definitive time line on, it may vary greatly from cutting to cutting. The move will put them into shock and they will stop growing, when they resume normal growth, I would give another week or so and then send them on down the road.
              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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              • #8
                I agree w Scott, give it a few days, say a week, to take. It is my only misgiving about the cloner process. Very fragile.
                Rafael
                Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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