Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

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Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

Post by Robert Leonar » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hi.  I want to plant a fig tree and a pommegranite tree in my yard.. my
neighbors have exactly the trees I want.. can I take a cutting from these
trees and plant them?

How does one do this?  When should one do this?  Both trees are bearing
fruit now.

Thanks!

 
 
 

Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

Post by BeeCroft » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Figs root pretty good from stem cuttings in sand or pearlite
You want a piece about as fat as your finger and a foot long. The part from the
very end back about a foot is not the best part-discard that.
You can remove all the leaves or leave one leaf it never made a difference
here.

Tom

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Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

Post by Tom » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> Hi.  I want to plant a fig tree and a pommegranite tree in my yard..
my
> neighbors have exactly the trees I want.. can I take a cutting from
these
> trees and plant them?

> How does one do this?  When should one do this?  Both trees are
bearing
> fruit now.

Ask the neighbor what fig limbs he wants trimmed.  Take the t***s,
cut into 12 to 18 inch sections and put 2 or 3 in the ground each place
you want them to grow, burying a foot deep.  They will grow roots over
the winter, and put on a few leaves next year.  It takes about 4 to 5
years to produce fruit.  Another way, is to put one of the limbs on the
neighbors bush on the ground near the end, and lay a brick or rock on
it.  It will be well rooted next fall, and ready to cut loose and plant.

With the pommegranite, I have had better luck just cutting a fruit into
quarters, and just covering with soil where I want the bushes to grow.
When they get up to 6 or 8 inches tall next year, just thin out to 3 or
4 plants per location.  There also may be small plants around your
neighbors bushes that you can just dig and transplant as soon as all
the leaves fall.

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Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

Post by nospam » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00


But wouldn't there be a problem with the root if the fig has been grafted? Couldn't
you get a tree with poor roots? I had that trouble with a pomegranate  and had to
graft it later on.

Forlorn

Quote:

> Figs root pretty good from stem cuttings in sand or pearlite
> You want a piece about as fat as your finger and a foot long. The part from the
> very end back about a foot is not the best part-discard that.
> You can remove all the leaves or leave one leaf it never made a difference
> here.

> Tom

> There is an extra Bee in the Email address after the AOL.com

 
 
 

Can I grow Figs and Pommegranites from Cuttings?

Post by Barrie Mathe » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi.  I want to plant a fig tree and a pommegranite tree in my yard.. my
> neighbors have exactly the trees I want.. can I take a cutting from these
> trees and plant them?

> How does one do this?  When should one do this?  Both trees are bearing
> fruit now.

> Thanks!

Figs you can - they strike pretty easily. I Don't know about pommegranates
Timing with these is usually critical, and I can't remember when we took the
cuttings. Probably early spring. Cuttings have a couple of nodes of old wood
and the rest is last seasons growth. Dip the lowerend into rooting powder
(Hormonal stuff, get it from your nurseryman), then stick it into coarse
potting mix
Barrie Mather