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This EZ-XY Fig Leaf Sample DNA sex test gives you the ability to know if a fig seedling is a male (inedible caprifg) or a female edible fig before it has fruited.
I started growing figs from seeds a few years ago, and was searching the internet to find if possible to determine the sex of fig seedlings before they have fruited. I eventually stumbled across a company doing plant sex testing for marijuana plants. I contacted the company (FarmerFreeman) and asked if they would be interested in developing a plant sex test for fig trees, and to my delight they responded saying that they were interested. To help develop the test, I mailed them around a dozen leaf samples of fig trees, which were known male and female plants. Also, I sent them a link to a science paper I found online describing a genetic marker that can be used to determine the sex of of fig trees (please see link below for more information on the genetic marker being used). FarmerFreeman was able to develop a fig sex test, and I have tested 100 seedlings so far (63 females, and 37 males). I ended up partnering with FarmerFreeman to sell their fig sex test online. We are keeping track of the number of male and female fig seedlings tested to see if the current ratio of nearly 2/3 female to 1/3 male remains true after testing more seedlings.