Thanks so much to the members who helped me resuscitate my flagging spirits with the grafting disasters. I am trying afresh. As you know I am trying to graft from a very small crowded out sweet fig to a large inedible fig.
But the project is expanding. I want to save the small fig and somehow translocate it into a pot and also into the ground in another sunny part of the garden and also into a future greenhouse which is exciting me no end.
Now these questions -
- Do I use cuttings from the small fig and attempt to grow them once they are sprouting roots?
- Is the small sweet fig not already grafted on root stock and then do I not need to do the same?
- What is good root stock - maybe the large inedible bloke at my veranda?
- Or can I collect a cutting from the root?
- Can I transplant the small fig in toto - will it survive such a drastic procedure?
- Is it perhaps not worth my while - I mean how long will it take to first fruit? If this is going to take many years then I better go in tandem with a new tree that is almost ready to fruit.
- What is a good cultivar for a pot in a small greenhouse?
Sorry so many questions but hopefully someone else is also interested and the experts could help.
I attach a photo of the sweet fig. It was purchased some years ago and if I recall it is a dwarf variety. It has incredibly tasty sweet purple fruit and survived all our winters without a murmur.