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New Fig Tree Cuttings arrived – Violette De Bordeaux

My fig cuttings have arrived from Encanto Farms in NJ. I ordered my fig cuttings from probably the most famous fig grower in the fig world. He collectively sells over 300 varieties of Figs, and only once a year sells cuttings, and sells out every time. Figs can be grown “easily” by taking cuttings from a parent plant, and kept moist for 2-3 weeks, and they will sprout roots and then grow into a new plant.   I’ve got 4 cuttings of a Violette De Bordeaux Fig, that I will try to turn into some fig trees.

I tried a wet paper towel in plastic bag method last time and it didn’t work, the cuttings molded and rotted. This time I will try a Peat Moss Perlite Mix to keep the bottom moist and in somewhat soil material.

Check out my new Page above on my current Fig Trees – https://yardatwork.wordpress.com/fruits-grown/fig-trees/

Fig Cuttings Source -http://encantofarms.com/

Violette De Bordeaux Fig – “Black fig with dark red flesh and rich flavor.”


My VDB Cuttings arrived

VdB fig Example

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  1. September 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I tried the perlite and 2″x8″ plastic bag method with notches in bottom of bag to let out excess water. Had great luck with that. Had all cuttings stored upright in a plastic bucket with lid left askew for ventillation. I also did some test bags of cuttings wrapped in wetted newspaper and placed in plastic bags. Good success with those as well. I first, soaked the cuttings in a 2% bleach and water solution to kill any bacteria and potential mold spores. I then rinsed them off after about a minute and wrapped them in newspaper. Supposedl newspaper assists in the retardation of mold as well.

    In any event . . . I had excess moisture problems from time to time in the bag in bucket method, and whould have to rinse off and wipe down some of the cuttings. I experienced very little loss until I transplanted to pots and potting mix . . I have experienced over 90% loss with only 5 viable plants to date. Oddly enough . . 3 of the cuttings are Marseille vs Black, and I had tried to root them in a pot. They had been sitting out for several months in a protected spot and looked to be dead. I scratched the skin on the cuttings and there was still green underneath, so I rinsed them off and rooted them in the newspaper and bag method. 3 of the 4 cutting are doing great.

    I’ll be back in for more cutting this coming february
    Hopefully I can lay my hands on some violette de bordeaux and Bayernfeige Violetta


    • Jason
      September 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

      The bleach idea is great to combat the mold. My first 2 cuttings I attempted from a Celeste were lost to mold in the wet wrap closed bag method. I really liked the straight soil (with peat and perlite) method though, I didn’t have to do anything other than water it, and didn’t have to transplant the delicate roots once it leafed out. It even survived my 2 year of son yanking one or two out and some delicate repotting.
      In some previous searching of what would do well and how to root, I seem to remember that Marseille vs Black was harder to root than most, I don’t think you’re alone there.
      I got my figs from Encanto Farms. I had requested a VdB but he was sold out – he offered as a replacement “Vista (VdB by DNA test at USDA) that I can send, which is my best performer.” Was catalog # 4004.
      Still a year away from tasting the fruit but all the cuttings are doing great. I gave one away after it leafed out and have 3 VdBs that are putting out shoots and leaves. I need to include some new pictures of them in a new post before they drop their leaves.

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