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Q.I have a 15 yr old fig tree and this year it developed a sucker tree at the base. The sucker is about 3’ tall. Should i leave it

Zone Las Vegas, NV | Anonymous added on July 19, 2019 | Answered

or cut it off ?? The tree is producing a lot of figs so not sure if i should mess with it. Also, is it normal for them to have 2 separate harvests per yr ? About 2 months ago all the figs on it ripened and now there’s a lot of small green ones ripening now. Its never done this before – always just one harvest per yr. I live in Las Vegas, NV – not sure what zone that is. I never had a fig tree before so not sure what to do about the ‘sucker’ and the 2 different harvests. Any info from would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Answered on July 20, 2019

I would remove the sucker from the tree.

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