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  • First year cuttings progress

    Here are some pictures of my cuttings being grown. I am pretty new to the fig world and used this simple setup after lots of researching different forums and buying plenty of cuttings from a wide variety of good folks. The growth this winter was pretty slow because I left the greenhouse unheated and didn't keep up super well with maintenance due to work/life. So far the majority of them haven't died, so that's a major plus in my book, haha. There are still some fancy cuttings left to put in cups plus lots of Celeste but I'm enjoying the process and chipping away at it as i get time. Not pictured are tons of Celeste and Unknown Celeste that I gave out as gifts for friends/family/neighbors. Turns out that a lot of people like figs

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    Last edited by Jamie0507; 03-30-2016, 12:13 AM. Reason: Adding appropriate tags ;)
    Wish List : Cold Hardy/Prolific bearers - Letizia , Florea, G. Paradiso, Lattarula, any Sals varieties, Negronne, Navid's Unk. Dark Greek, Bass' Fav.

  • #2
    Nice, congratulations on hitting the ground running! Your setup looks great, and it's clearly working for you.
    Sarah
    Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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    • #3
      That is a ton of cuttings!!!

      Looks great!
      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

      β€œThough the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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      • #4
        Nice setup!
        Zone 7a in Virginia

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        • #5
          Wow!! Now that's the way to start a hobby! You get two thumbs up from this girl! πŸ‘πŸ‘ lol! I can see you definitely did your research ahead of time and you will definitely reap the rewards here shortly.. Isnt it just so satisfying watching them start out as sticks and then slowly transform into a fruiting tree?? Im totally hooked, that's for sure πŸ˜‰
          My Plant Inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...HZcBjcsxMwQ7iY

          Rooted Cuttings Available 2021:
          https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...fxsT1DuH8/edit

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          • #6
            Thanks yall

            Jamie, I know right ! At first I thought that I'd only get a couple out to root of the 50 or so cuttings off of my friends tree. When they lived and started to slowly leaf out I got inspired to try more and fancier varieties. I figured if I had to take care of 50 that it was almost the same effort to do a couple hundred, haha. There is probably a decent amount of beginners luck involved but so far with my other fruit trees and now figs, there has been great results.

            I would encourage anyone to try it as at most you are out 20 or 30 bucks of stuff for months of fun and learning.
            Last edited by paracletefarms; 03-27-2016, 09:04 PM.
            Wish List : Cold Hardy/Prolific bearers - Letizia , Florea, G. Paradiso, Lattarula, any Sals varieties, Negronne, Navid's Unk. Dark Greek, Bass' Fav.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by paracletefarms View Post
              I figured if I had to take care of 50 that it was almost the same effort to do a couple hundred, haha..
              Now I really like the way you think Mike! Lol! This was almost exactly how I tried to explain it to my family.. that adding 162 new fig trees to the property couldnt be much harder than the 20-25 tops that I was originally aiming for, but they just looked me all crazy.. Kinda like this ----->😧 lol! They just dont get it.. But Mike I totally see what your saying.. And besides.. Sometimes ya just gotta Go big or go home!! haha! You my friend are well on your way to having a beautiful orchard for yourself and I would love to see pics when you get them all going.. Do you have lots of land to grow them on?
              My Plant Inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...HZcBjcsxMwQ7iY

              Rooted Cuttings Available 2021:
              https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...fxsT1DuH8/edit

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