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Growing fig from seed

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Hello All,

I am attempting to grow some fig from seed for first time & wondering if anyone has done this before ?

As it is a variety I couldn't find a cutting for locally since I am really keen, thought I'd give it a go by seed.

Wondering how long it would take from fruit from seed ?

Any info, much appreciated.

Thank you
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23rd August 2017 5:28pm
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Julie says...
Not only will it be slow, but you may not get any fruit at all. Seedling figs are too variable to bother with, in my experience.
If you don't mind watering and caring for a tree that may never fruit, by all means do it for curiosity.

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Manfred says...
Can't agree with that Julie.
Fruit is as fundamental to plants as noses are to people. Sometimes someone is born without one, but it doesn't happen often enough to make it worth worrying about.
Pollination of figs occurs internally, so it is likely that the fig will be both parents. Not a genuine clone, but not far enough from it to expect too much variation.
As to the period before fruiting, I simply can't say, for culinary figs. In the revegetation nursery, we grow figs from seed and they are usually seeding regularly from about 5-6 years on, but that's small rainforest type figs (big trees, small fruit) and although the species carries on, there is no concern with cultivars (varieties).
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jakfruit etiquette says...
I have some self grown seedlings of a Fig here. Of 10 that fruit, 5 are no good, ie poor fruit, with rare ok fruit set.
The other 5 are nice, fairly similar to the parent, but never exact.

Some more wild figs may be good from seed, so what type are you looking for??
ps There may be fig collectors here, who may know if its available.
If you are looking for the striped fig in your pic, it may be available ??
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Farouk says...
Hello, thanks for all your replies yes the Panache Tiger fig, I am way too keen when it comes to new varieties & gardening..!

I went & paid $50 to get a cutting & also purchased some seeds to experiment with both Panache Fig.

Hopefully I receive the cutting.
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