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The suckers on my fig look healthier than the original tree. Would it be OK to leave the 2 strongest suckers and cut out the rest of them including the original plant? The original plant is still small, and is struggling.
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7th April 2017 6:52pm
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SueBee says...
Fig suckers will strike easily if you pull them with a few roots. I would either pull or cut them and leave the original but your choice.My fig suckers fruit quite freely but the fruit is a bit smaller.Some fig trees like to be bushy with lots of suckers rather than a tall one trunk tree too.
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Molly says...
Thank you SueBee. that is interesting that the fruit on the suckers is smaller. I think I will give the tree and suckers a bit more tender care!
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