Fig Tree

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    F7500353-8402-48DF-A389-7A37EA2B8016.jpeg I have a small brown turkey fig tree I bought this year. It doubled in size in a pot in the green house and has about 10 figs on it. They are still small and green. About 1 and a 1/2” long. See pic.
    There isn’t going to be any more ripening now I guess. What is the best thing to do now it’s the start of winter (October) Leave them on or are you supposed to remove them?
    Also in an unheated green house would you put a fleece bag over it in the very cold spells?
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Never grown one in a greenhouse, but outside those figs won't make it and will fall off next year.
      I'm thinking similar will happen in an unheated greenhouse, but you never know.

      If the leaves drop off I don't think they will come to anything.

      Figs come from warmer places than the UK where two or three crops a year are possible, but we usually only get one, the second one falls off after winter.

      The ones that go on to fruit usually overwinter as tiny buds in the leaf axils.

      I don't think fleece will be necessary.
       
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        I've got a brown turkey that grows in a pot outside - last week I went over it and removed anything bigger than a pea. Anything smaller should "pause" over winter and resume developing once the weather warms up next year; in previous years I've found about 50% of them go on to ripen properly, but ours is still quite a young tree.
         
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