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ischia black and black madeira

Posted by creekweb (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 13:17

Most of my cuttings are thriving at this point but these two after 4 months of trying to start them are still not sure if they want to live or die and have barely an inch of top growth and the last time I transplanted them pretty small roots. I have them in gallon pots of a well draining medium that the other fig varieties seemed to like. My question is what can I do to give them the best chance to make it. I have not fertilized them and the only organic component of their container medium is pine fines. I have them outside receiving no direct sunlight, but I have lights that I could put them under.

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RE: ischia black and black madeira

  • Posted by gorgi z6b NJ (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 15:19

Black Madeira is usually both a bad rooter and a very
slooow grower. In my experience, a twig (or 2) grows
normally with the majority of the rest remaining stunted.
Try heat and a fertilizer regimnet.

Ischia Black, suffering from a very severe case of FMV,
is even much, much more worse! I had one for 3 years
averaging ~1" yearly growth. After that, I hacked the
twig above the soil, leaving 1 (or 2) nodes.
Then it grew ~1 foot the following year. Go figure!

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