Viable seed will sink and can be germinated.
Cuttings Fig plants are commonly propagated by cuttings. Dormant cuttings of 2- or 3- year old wood, or basal parts of vigorous first year shoots with a heel of two-year branch at the base, should be used for propagation.
I wonder if the figs we have now are already infected?
Cuttings should be ½ to ¾ inches in diameter. For brief descriptions of growing and processing major varieties, see Valley Fig Growers: Growing & Processing. Rootstock Selection. Figs are frequently propagated by cuttings. As a result, rootstocks are not commonly used in fig production in California.
Nov 20, USDA-ARS-NCGR-Davis opened up cutting availability to"everyone". That lasted for a few years - was the last year non-researchers received cuttings. You will at some point receive an email cancelling your order.
If so, orders for dormant fig cuttings may end up getting filled only after all of the orders from last spring.
CRFG and NAFEX have been offered the chance to handle cutting distribution, but nothing has been set-up yet. Ficus, or the fig, is a false fruit. The pear-shaped fruit is a receptacle that has grown around the real fruits. The fig is actually a round fleshy mass, with an opening at the end filled with fruits. On the walls of this round mass grow hundreds of small flowerets that later change into the fruits. It is thought to have originated in Asia Missing: uc davis.
Feb 28, I received my UC Davis fig tree cuttings order on Feb 28, The order consisted of Pastiliere, Violette de Bordeaux, Col de Dame, Ischia Black, Black Mad. Dec 17, In a cool place, lay a sheet of waxed paper on a table or shelf, put the cuttings on the paper and place another sheet overtop. Let the cuttings callus (form protective tissue over the cut) for one week; then dip them in rooting hormone again and plant into containers.
Keep the cuttings in a cool, shady location and maintain even soil moisture.