"UpDated" 2018-19 Figs Cuttings Rooting Propagating Experiment in Coco Coir Vs Perlite Vs Sphagnum moss Vs Pro mix HP Vs 3-1-1 Mix


I have no idea where they came from the 2nd time either. And I had been carefully checking all the new plants during the spring with a microscope looking for fig bud mites, it wasn’t until August when a few plants were crawling that I could see them. The only safe way is to spray all new plants… They are so insidious I wouldn’t have blamed you even if you did.


Mine kept coming back, until I found that they were also
in the potting soil. I finally got rid of them by soaking
the potting mix, which obviously drowned them. They’re
nasty critters and hard to get rid of.
Naeem, if these pics are from your plants, you need to
take action, now, before they get out of control.


Thanks for your concern my cuttings showing FMV signs but will be fine after good care. None of the cuttings is infected with fig mites. I have over 150 plants and well aware of mites and FMV.




Here is another update after giving light liquid fertilizer.


Yesterday and Today I pulled out about 75% of my potted figs out from garage and shed. Next 15 days weather is looking good so I want to wake them up. I have a back up plan in case a hard frost. All my potted figs are dormant so key word is “DORMANT”. No actively growing fig can stand this weather so if your figs are growing actively please keep them protected or inside.

Lets start the party :sunglasses:

Show Off Your Figs "This year Harvest"

I am in Z5 so I don’t want to jump the gun just yet.



I agree with you. Specially actively growing plants from inside to outside.


I up potted about half a dozen rooted cuttings this weekend and have started to slowly transition them to sun. They are all hanging out on the side of the house where they are in full shade. Next weekend I’ll put them somewhere they can get some late afternoon sun.

Desert King roots (DE media)

Desert King roots (fig-pop)


Thats exactly what I did last year and will do the same this year.


Here is another update 04-28-2019 after about an month please look pictures posted on March 23rd for comparison. I am so glad that I put my figs out in March now these are growing like crazy. These are almost one month ahead of last year. What it mean that I will get ripe figs earlier this year.


Did you put your figs outside Tony?


I brought mine outside about 2 weeks ago. It got down to 29 degrees one night and about 1/3 got tip cold damaged but they are putting out new buds. Unpredictable weather.



Weather is strange these days and I am sure you removed the damaged tips ?


I sniped them off. Are you doing any grafting yet?


I was out of country for last three weeks and our weather got down to lower 40’s recently, day after tomorrow weather is looking very good for next 10 days and then I will do. My rootstock is very thin and I was holding a little bit too for this reason.


I moved out half of my cuttings on April 30th. These will stay under a shady tree for about a week and will get little bit of sun everyday before up potting.


Wow Naeem… you can start a fig nursery business :blush:


Did some grafting on April 30th and two of three Girardi is already breaking buds out of para film.
I do not know if this is just scion or graft took. While Pears, Apples, Persimmon showing no sign after five day. I know it is too early but this is all kind of new for me.


Mulberry grafts are fairly easy take so you are good there.