The basal shoot method is the easiest of all. In late autumn, or early winter, simply dig up a basal shoot with some rootstock and pot up your new plant!
It should be ready to plant into its new site as soon as growth is established.
To air layer simply peg down a basal shoot and pop some soil over the top.
Either method should see you with a new, locally adapted fig, or pomegranite ready to plant, give away, take to a food swap, or sell in a garage sale, or market!
So before you go out and spend a large amount of money on a new fig or pomegranite, always check whether your friends, family or neighbours have an existing one.
My own Brown Turkey fig is rapidly becoming a parent plant to others in Ballarat.
It was planted my my home's original owners in the 1960s so is well adapted to the cold and frost of Ballarat winters. It yields over 20 kilos every autumn.
My pomegranite was struck from my dwarf tree in my Melbourne garden. It is establishing slowly, but surely.
Olives will strike from cuttings and air layering for all varieties except UCLA21.
Despite Ballarat's cold, figs, pomegranites and olives are all suitable and highly attractive trees for edible garden additions. Especially, if like me, you enjoy an essentially Mediterranean diet!