//How to grow a fig tree from a cutting part 1

How to grow a fig tree from a cutting part 1

How to grow a fig tree from a cutting part 1

How to propagate a fig tree from a fig tree cutting.

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By |2017-12-16T16:47:12-08:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Gardening Videos|50 Comments

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  1. NW Lady 2017-12-16 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    Thank you. very helpful!

  2. Mohd alsubahi 2017-12-16 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    أعجبني واستفدت منه كثير

  3. Margaret Najera 2017-12-16 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    How long to I keep cuttings wrapped in newspaper?

  4. Rob Van Sciver 2017-12-16 at 4:50 PM - Reply

    +NewEnglandgardening, Thank you so much for your videos. They have been super helpful. Have you ever tried using rooting hormone to help stimulate root growth? I just picked some up at my local Home Depot and was wondering if you had any pointers.

  5. James Lepera 2017-12-16 at 4:51 PM - Reply

    how do you feed a figure

  6. S Fox 2017-12-16 at 4:52 PM - Reply

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  7. texas girl 2017-12-16 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    i looovvee your video.
    can i use the same process to rooting laurel leaves tree?
    wish the best.

  8. chandra0102 2017-12-16 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    N.E.G: Thank you very much for your helpful reply to my questions. Your fig videos are very instructional and inspiring. A question about your lean-to greenhouse: How big is it, and do you provide heat during winter. I am planning to build a PVC pipe greenhouse, about 12×25 ft., and am wondering if it would provide enough protection from zone-6 winters for things like figs and pomegranates if left unheated. Heating a greenhouse that size would be quite an expense, I am afraid.

  9. Michael Ball 2017-12-16 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    Hi mate,
    Many thanks for uploading this video clip. I lodge with a friend on the outskirts of a town in the north of England, have been working in his neglected garden for a year and would like to raise more fig trees by taking cuttings. Earlier today I bought some moss and intend to take cuttings soon using the methods you describe. There are a number of fig trees I know of around here both in the wild and cultivated in gardens.

  10. IAMGiftbearer 2017-12-16 at 4:56 PM - Reply

    How do you go about polinating a fig indoors? I read that wasps go into them and polinate them usually when they’re growing outdoors. Do you have to artificially inject the polin into the fruit in order for it to fully ripen, or are there self-polinating varieties?

  11. Doug Tozier 2017-12-16 at 4:57 PM - Reply

    I have started some cuttings in pots out in my yard (Arizona desert valley) with compost/mulch/soil mix and have 4 of them putting out buds after only 2-3 months. I keep them moist and hopefully will have good trees before it gets too hot this summer.

  12. Wilberto Gonzalez 2017-12-16 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    Hello really nice and informative video. I would like to try to do some of these experiments but we don’t have figs here in Puerto Rico. I have been trying to find someone who would like to help me by sending me some cuttings I will be more than willing to pay for shipping and handling charges. If you can help me by sharing some cuttings with me I will appreciate it very much.

  13. S Fox 2017-12-16 at 4:59 PM - Reply

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  14. Ruby munday 2017-12-16 at 5:00 PM - Reply

    sorry guys, this is all very well and nice to know, but i just get some fig branches, stick them in the ground in autumn, outside in london, in the garden, dont do much of anything with them, wait till march april may and voila, most of them have rooted and given out new leaves, i leave them in till end of year, pot them up and sell em.

  15. Judy Peck 2017-12-16 at 5:01 PM - Reply

    Can the cutting be done in spring on two year 3-5 foot long cuttings from other fruit trees?

  16. rujem007 2017-12-16 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    good concept.

  17. 13c11a 2017-12-16 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    I’m in lower New York and people bury them or wrap them. It’s quite a process to prepare them for winter but they winter-over just fine.

  18. chandra0102 2017-12-16 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    Very useful video that I came across while trying to learn how to grow figs in NJ – Zone 6. I see you are in New England, similar climate, so your experience would be very helpful. I have a few questions, if you don’t mind: Are you growing figs only in containers. and if so, do you need to move them to warmer places during winter, or what other protection you provide them from winter cold. Also, do you think figs (and which variety) would be best to survive NJ winters if placed in an unheated greenhouse for the winter. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

  19. Darylann Campbell 2017-12-16 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    Thank you.

  20. Lurti SwD 2017-12-16 at 5:09 PM - Reply


  21. Zawa Simone 2017-12-16 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    How are the dormant fig cuttings stored in the refrigerator? Are they wrapped in a dark dry medium like newspaper? Will I be able to travel easily with them in my luggage too?

  22. Gabe Macias 2017-12-16 at 5:10 PM - Reply

    when placing them in the shoe box, do you just keep the peat moss moist and on top of the fridge? i have some cole de dame red and white coming in a couple days. thanks for the help

  23. D Oliv 2017-12-16 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    Hi. My fig tree cuttings already started sprouting while planted on a soil mix but now most of them are turning brown. They are (amongst with my other tree pups) getting 4-6 of direct sunlight per day and I water them once a day. Should I keep them at the dark or out of direct sunlight?

  24. Ethan C 2017-12-16 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    That foaming soap dispenser rocks.

  25. Old Guy 2017-12-16 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    Where did you find the LSU Gold cuttings I would like to have some to try.

  26. יונתן בן נחמיה 2017-12-16 at 5:14 PM - Reply

    the fig had rooted after 2 days in that way and in another way it didnt rooted for more than a few months

  27. Debbie Stead 2017-12-16 at 5:14 PM - Reply

    Thanks so much for all the information!! I would like to ask is it okay to do this rooting process in the winter? I just purchased 3 cuttings and would like to get them started with your process so I can have them possibly ready for pots this spring. Thanks so much!!!!

  28. Chris Sk 2017-12-16 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    i  was collecting fruit trees for 3 years i have almost 200 varieties and just know i have try to get to some figs trees. I do have  an old fig tree in my orchard planted from my grandfather many years ago. So i take my bike and take the old farmers roads… there i collect almost 40 different varieties… i dont know the names of them but they were all fruiting and if i saw a different fruit in a tree i took a cutting with a fruit on it so i don t take again the same variety.. i also took cuttings from the oldest trees that i have found try to collect heritage varieties… i label them with the type of fruit they have and the exact spot the mother tree is, so i can find it back if the cutting want root. I put a plastic mess in my aquarium and stick them so they are in water about 3 cm i hope they get roots there. exited 🙂

  29. Digger bradley 2017-12-16 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    Hi I am in London and just watched your fabulous video. I have been taking figs off the tree with permission , and now thanks to you I should be able to grow my own in my polytunnel. Thank you for taking the time to show a novice like myself try to experience this.

  30. James Lepera 2017-12-16 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    how do you feed a fig tree

  31. Ian Dundas-Collins 2017-12-16 at 5:19 PM - Reply

    We have added your very nicely presented informative video about this subject to http://spain-info.co.uk/gardening/figs/

  32. Marilyn SOLO 2017-12-16 at 5:20 PM - Reply


  33. Miss Jeri 2017-12-16 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Hello, Thank you for video, it was very good. Where do you store plastic container after putting a fig in it? In refrigerator or not?…Have a great day.. Ohio in the states. Miss Jeri

  34. A Marie 2017-12-16 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    Could this method also be used for propagating Hibiscus?

  35. Timothy Campbell 2017-12-16 at 5:26 PM - Reply

    mmm… that’s sad, the fluoride in that water will give your cuttings brain damage

  36. Ben B. Seattle 2017-12-16 at 5:27 PM - Reply
  37. Richard borowski 2017-12-16 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    thanks for the info

  38. Nick Mastrandrea 2017-12-16 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    I am trying this for the first time.  I am using the newspaper method.  Do I need to re-wet the paper during the two week time period?  Also I am going to be out of town in two weeks for 7 days.  Probably not optimal but I wanted to try this today.  My fig trees are in a heated garage about 55 degrees so they are starting to sprout some leaves and figs.

  39. Peter Vautier 2017-12-16 at 5:30 PM - Reply

    Thanks for your video. I am moving house and would like to bring my fig tree with me, but it’s too big. So now I know I can take a cutting in the winter, store it in the fridge and pot it in Spring ready to grow in my new garden.

  40. john abruzzi 2017-12-16 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    How old the fig tree ready for cutting?can i cut it when it still green and will it work?

  41. Timothy Campbell 2017-12-16 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    Can I use this method to propagate fig newtons?

  42. robert peter Dunford 2017-12-16 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    can you start other trees off this way have you tried ,you do not use any rooting powder

  43. Levkin 2017-12-16 at 5:32 PM - Reply

    Have you gad any success propagating in coarse sand ? I just planted my cuttings a few days ago in sand hoping to see roots

  44. STRUNZI76 2017-12-16 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    hi , for some reason my cuttings are growing leaves and no roots. should I put them in cup or wait for roots, also when they are in cup how often do they need water?thanks

  45. DidNotMeetCriteria 2017-12-16 at 5:35 PM - Reply

    Thanks for a very informative video. Hopefully it won’t be too different propagating cuttings in England (climate wise). Cheers buddy!

  46. Ruth Williamson 2017-12-16 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    Hi!  I’ve been following your lovely tutorial (covered by several videos) over the past month, but I can’t seem to keep my fig (and other fruit tree) cuttings from rotting/molding.  Can you share any wisdom?  In my area (zone 7) it is still very cold. I took the cuttings while everything is still dormant.  Our last frost date is still almost a month away.  (So I took the cuttings a month and a half before the last frost date.)  Do I need to try again after it warms up more?  I have been careful to only dampen the newspaper the same way you do, and to air out my baggies each day.  Help!  I am so excited to get this right!  (I have fig, mulberry, plum and cherry cuttings.)  Thank you!

  47. 13c11a 2017-12-16 at 5:37 PM - Reply

    We in New York have to protect our fig trees in winter. Are you in the south? Do you have to wrap them? Thanks for the instructions.

  48. Lily Chao 2017-12-16 at 5:39 PM - Reply

    Very helpful. Thanks

  49. Kuşlar Vadisi Kanada 2017-12-16 at 5:41 PM - Reply

    Hi im from Canada where i can order some tree cutting?

  50. chiumei lee 2017-12-16 at 5:43 PM - Reply

    what soil do you suggest to use? thanks

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