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    devonuk is offline Sprouter
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    There's a couple of photos on the previous page of this thread.

    Embarrassing admission: I have 2 potted figs, obviously different, and I know that one is Brown Turkey and one isn't, but I have forgotten which is which. and what he other one is. Having said that they both behave the same - good maincrop, no breba. And yes I now remove all figlets I can see at the start of winter, having given up hope of a breba crop.

    Will take more photos in the hope someone can identify the brown turkey.

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    Ah, seen the pictures now. I don't know how I missed it. the one in the picture looks similar to the ones on my Brown turkey fig but i cannot be sure.
    Also I have read through the thread more thoroughly and can see you know a lot about fig growing.

    I have found I lose breba figs if I let the pot dry out over winter and early spring. They might start growing but then they drop. Could this be the cause for you?

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    So here are the two branches again, one pinched out and one not, with the pinched one so well in the lead that I have now pinched out the other one.

    The other fig (third picture) is growing really short extension growth, and setting fast-growing fruit without needing pinching. I suspect this is because it is in too small a pot and wants repotting.

    Will try to keep pots more consistently this winter to see if that saves the breba crop. I saw a 100 year old White Marseille yesterday, growing outside against a wall on Dartmoor, laden with fully grown but unripe fruit which the owner said was the breba crop. So it can be done.
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    My figs are in the tunnel with the total of ONE fig just on one plant - I have done just about everything I could to make them fruit - one is about 4 yrs and the other 2 I watched a utube video on pruning - did the necessary - and still nothing - fed them last week with special potash - guess I am just impatient but would love some figs !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi Dizzy. Don't know why it was moderated but its approved now!!
    You'd be surprised what people say about Essex!
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    Having checked mine today I have a number of small embryonic figs forming. I did pinch the tips off a couple of a couple of the shoots - I heard that you don't have to pinch all and a couple of them pinched off can start the figs forming over the bush.

    Let's see if they grow up and mature in time.

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    Have just seen some very tiny figs on my brown turkey - not sure if I did the right thing but a few days ago took them out of the tunnel - I know it will be too late this year but it was very heartening!

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