Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 73, No 3 (2008)

Production of Fig (Ficus carica L.) Nursery Plants by Stem Layering Method


Pages: 157-160


This research was carried out in Turkey in 2006. The aim of the present research is to study the possibility of fig nursery plant production with stool bed layering method. Fig cultivar Sarilop was used as a material. It is the best fig cultivar for drying and it can also be consumed fresh. The mother plants were planted horizontally with distance of 70 x 60 cm in November after the fall of the leaves. In February, all the buds on the ground side of plants were blunted and plants were fixed parallel (layered) to the ground surface with prongs made of a thick galvanized wire in the shape of U. Bottom parts of the new shoots which developed from the mother plants and reached 20 cm were covered by 10 cm of soil. Bottom parts of the newly formed shoots were continuously covered with the soil taken from between the rows appropriately to the development of the shoots during vegetation period. At the end of the vegetation period, eighty nursery plants of different sizes were obtained from twenty mother plants. Most of the nursery plants (77.5 %) had sufficient qualitative and quantitative features for sale. The small sized plants, which may not be sold, can be used as nursery plant or mother plant (stock) after one year of care period. It was determined in this research that it was possible to propagate nursery plant by stem layering. The production of fi g nursery plants by stem layering with low production costs is suggested to as an alternative method for the production of fig nursery plants.


fig; propagation; layering; nursery plant; “Sarılop”

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