fig sprouting from rootstock
here's a photo of my newly planted black mission fig (couple weeks ago). it's sprouting a few leaves from the base. it looks like it's from the root stock, but it's hard to tell because there was another base that was cut and the main fig tree is growing from a different base/rootstock. the leaves that are sprouting look like fig leaves too. I've always heard that it was important to remove any leaves from the rootstocks of any trees, but I really really would LOVE to have a multi-trunk fig. is it safe to let these little guys continue growing, or should I definitely remove them?