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On March 3,20012 I received 3 cutting from a friend and forum member, who got them from UCDaves.  I put them in a bag with moss that day. The one started right a way, roots in 3 weeks, then in to a cup, a month later into a 4" pot. It was growing so fast that I put it in to 3 gallons pot right a way. The other two are about 2 months behind.

On Aug. 1 is when I took the first pic. The big one had 8 figs on, 1 for every leave . The others had 3 or 4 figs on, at that time, but as time went on they to got figs at every leave. Yes I did pick all the figs of.

Now I am hoping that the fig trees make it through the winter.

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Congratulations on your success!  Not so sure I'd have clipped all the figs!!  You don't mention the variety of fig this is.

Suzi

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Very nice work! That's pretty incredible especially since I've read this is a fickle variety to root. What potting medium did you use?

Those tomatoes look nice too, did they make it into a salad or a pot of sauce?

@Suzi, I would have dilly-dallied about over cutting all those off too. :-) 

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Very nice! Good work snapping off the figs. Put that energy into growing stronger. I might even consider doing it next year as well since IB is a slow grower, maybe leaving 1 or 2 to taste.


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Suzi Ischia Black.

Strive I used 1 part Miracle-Gro potting mix 1/2 part pine bark [fine] 1/4 parts perlite and  about 1 cut of line. The cuttings were 10" to 14"long. I started the whole cutting. The tomatoes made GREAT bacon sandwich. They are Belgium Giant, they will get to be 3 or 4 lb. 1 slice per sandwich.

nypd I though the same thing.When water to nite, the new grow is red. Is this common for IB?

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Though familiar with it, I am trying to grow it now.  But I'm not really giving it my all because other figs have been doing well. 

A lot of red/dark/black figs have red tips and veining when first emerging. So I am not surprised to see that.

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