> Hi. I want to plant a fig tree and a pommegranite tree in my yard..
> neighbors have exactly the trees I want.. can I take a cutting from
> trees and plant them?
> How does one do this? When should one do this? Both trees are
> 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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