During winter I usually put my fig tree in the basement due to the cold and snow. When the weather is better, I take it out and let it sit in my patio. It does bear fruit; however, it drops before I can ever have any harvest. Also, the fruit is green, not purple color. I don't know if this is the variety of the fig. This year instead of taking it to the basemet in winter, I plan to plant the fig tree in the garden now and leave it there. I just wonder if there's any way to keep it surviving in the snowy winter. Your opinion is appreciated.
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This article will help you with the fig drop:
People have been known to grow figs outdoors in up to Zone 5. However, you need to provide a lot of winter protection and have a variety that is somewhat cold tolerant. If you do not know the variety you have, you won't be able to know if it could take cold weather.