If you have an established fig tree already, you can easily clone it.
I show how simple it is, cutting the ends of an established fig tree, and transplanting the clones to the ground. I also show ripe fruit being picked fresh off the original fig tree.
Some of the questions I try to answer in this video:
Will roots grow in water? Yes.
Do you have to use root hormone? No, but it might speed up the process.
We get freezing temperatures here in the winter and the original fig tree usually dies back. In the spring, the tree has to start over from the ground up. The two young transplants might need extra protection this winter to make sure they survive until spring, so I plan on covering the transplants with a heap of dried leaves or something similar, once the weather forecast predicts freezing temps. The young root system might not be able to handle a freeze, so I’ll try to protect them with a blanket of insulating material. I could also build a cold frame around them, which might be better.
Questions addressed in the next video, part 2:
How does the donor plant heal up after it is cut? The trees on my property healed up well and shot out new stems.
If the leaves fall off the fig tree, is it dead? In my case: no. The plants came back to life with new growth after a couple weeks of shock and dormancy. The transplants even survived a couple frosts already this fall. See the details below.
VIDEO – Part 2
My fig tree transplants are growing along side garlic and mint.
Fig trees are a renewable resource. They come back year after year with little maintenance and provide fresh fruit and a limited wood supply.