Anyone have a Black Madeira rooted cutting or tree or even cuttings?
Willing to pay reasonable price. I know reasonable is a relative thing but I'm willing to pay the going price whatever it may be.
there will be plants on ebay later in the year but they tend to run upwards of $100 for 1 gal. people are fighting tooth and nail for cuttings since it's spring, so I'd just wait until fall if you want to find them at a reasonable price. expect to pay around $20 per cutting in fall and possible double that now. Another good bet is to airlayer your best fig tree and offer it as a trade for a small plant. Black Madeira don't root well from cuttings and a plant could save you a lot of headache and heartbreak. Good luck on your quest and if you ever want to trade a few cuttings please fell free to contact me.
Yea I was thinking in the $ 45.00-$ 65.00 range for a well rooted cutting.
If no one has one they can let go of there is always UC Davis but thats a long wait from now.
I know Black Madeira has a reputation for being difficult to root, but in my limited experience, I have just a little more trouble rooting cuttings of Black Madeira than anything else. I don't think of the ones I've tried to root this year that I have lost many and I once rooted and grew 4 trees out of one eight inch BMad UCDavis cutting.
IMO It doesn't really like to throw out big roots while "in the bag"-- a lot of times, it will just develop callus on the base and little white nubs on the bark. At that point I will move them to a cup or even better, keep them horizontal under 1/2 inch of rooting mix in a clear container and check them for roots every few days. They root slowly, but they do root--It just takes them awhile. Just my 2 cents.
Whoohoo!!! I thought I was going to be skunked but a local friend came through and made my weekend.
Thisisme SMILING BIG right now.
I'm also looking for a black madeira. Is there anyone local that might have one? I am in Spring, TX and would be more than happy to pay for a cutting.
Also looking to add to my collection of figs. Something out of the ordinary. What else do locals grow around this area?
I have overpruned my trees this year
This post was edited by patriota on Thu, Dec 19, 13 at 13:16