Posted: 06/10/2012 at 01:27
Any figlet that is big enough to be recognisably a fig will fall off the tree next Spring, so you might as well take it off now.
The figs that will fruit next year are to be found in the leaf axils at the top of the shoots. They are at this time of the year very small.
Fleece will not make any difference to whether the larger figlets fall off. In warmer countries figs produce two crops, it is too cold here for that. We only get one crop.