Re: [gardeners] Still no frost!

Ron Hay (
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 07:22:27 -0800

Hi, Penny,

They are not suckers in the sense of fig trees: the branches are side
branches from the main upright support branches, and appear to be proper
fruiting spurs. Every one of the side spurs set last year produced
blossoms, even though every one of the hundreds per raceme was not

When the branches grow long, they tend downward, and produce fruit spurs
which tend to radiate out from the former leaf nodes in whorls of 3.

I will know for sure, next spring.