cuttings from brown turkey fig - advice needed
Hello, Fig People:
I just took a 12" cutting from a neighbor's brown turkey fig and placed it in a 2-gallon nursery pot, burying about 9", with potting soil and perlite. The cutting already had a fruit on it and one or two leaves on the end. The tree itself had just begun to leaf.
Will it root this way? Should I wrap the whole thing in a plastic bag for a while? Should I pick off the fruit to encourage rooting?
I tried rooting fig cuttings in paper towels last year. It worked well except they got all moldy before I could plant them...
Also, I've read that fig's like acidic soils, should I add some gardening lime to the potting mix?
Any other tips to ensure this cutting takes? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been wanting to propagate figs for some time now...