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good idea will have a go with that one thanks
Can I pot up the suckers to create more plants?
Craig Williamson wrote (see)
What side shooys that aare not flowering lower down the plant or an actual side stem that has flowers attached????
The side shoots that you normally remove and discard.
I don't bother with the "sticking it in water" bit - just put it in a pot of growing medium and water sparingly - it always works for me.
If there are flowers on the cutting it's best to nip them off before potting them up (or putting into water). Let the cutting put all its resources into its root development. More flowers will come.
And do you get fruit off them this year?
That's down to your growing conditions. If you get decent weather you should. A cutting is basically a huge headstart on a second generation of plants. Looked after properly, you should be able to plant out the cutting - as a viable plant - within two or three weeks.
Great tip as always from Italophile