Studies on propagation of fig (Ficus carica L.) cultivars by budding
In the present study thirteen cultivars of fig (Ficus carica L.) viz., 'Black Fig', 'Brown Turkey', 'California Brown Turkey', 'Conadria', 'Deanna', 'Dinkar', 'Genoa', 'Golden Celeste', 'King', 'Panache', 'Poona', 'San Piero' and 'Texas' were budded (T-budding) on seedlings of 'Brown Turkey' in last week of August during 2012 and 2013. The maximum mean budding success was recorded in cultivar 'Brown Turkey' and the least success was obtained in 'Golden Celeste'. There was no significant difference between the cultivars for number of days taken from budding to sprouting. Besides, no incompatibility was recorded in any cultivar even two year after budding operation. In most of cultivars the union became smoother with time. As fig culture in Indian Punjab is new, this technique will help in the quick spread of cultivars found suitable for Punjab conditions.
Rattanpal, H.S. and Sidhu, G.S. 2017. Studies on propagation of fig (Ficus carica L.) cultivars by budding. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1173:173-176
Ficus carica, budding, cultivars, Punjab, propagation, India