Kiwi sucker question

Sorry for the basic question, but my kiwis keep putting out suckers. They have yet to fruit, but some of the suckers are nicer than the main vine. Does a sucker start the wait for production clock over again or, if the plant fruits in year five, will a sucker from year four produce in it’s first year? Thank you!

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If a large flowering vine dies back to the ground, the new suckers that pop up will usually fruit well the following year, so it probably has more to do with the mass of the root system than anything else. Some varieties are just more precocious than others, but most of the studies I have seen, suggest that the faster they get big, the faster they will flower.