Pruning and propagating fig tree in the fall.
I'm new to this and am trying to do some research on making new fig trees from the one I have. It's about 5 years old and I "think" is a Brown Turkey. I live in So. East Indiana (by Cincinnati) and we have had a few frosts already this year. The last leaves just fell this morning.
The tree dies back every year and then comes back well, producing more figs every year. But this year, if it's not too late, I was wanting to cut it back to about 4' tall and try to propagate the cuttings as I REALLY like these things and want more! :) Plus, my 4 year old Blue Heeler (dog) likes them as well and has learned to pick and eat his own! :)
So my questions are: what do you folks think is the best way to winterize it(if it's not too late)?
I also read where late winter is the best time to take cuttings to propagate but is now ok as well?
What do you feel is the BEST way to propagate them this time of the year?
Thanx for all the help and a great place to learn!!