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Anyone grow the fig known as Emma? Any pics or info to share on it?

I checked Jon's varietal pages & did a search here but came up with nada. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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It is English Brown Turkey in my test row.
Nice large figs,bur does need long Sommers to get ripe properly.

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Thanks H2. EBT huh?

I got some ctgs of EBT started from texascokatoos this season. They are of the unk fig she found that you confirmned as EBT. So, I have them both to grow along side each other for comparison. Looking forward to seeing if there are any differences at all.

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Bill,

I found the original Emma fig tree in Atkins, Arkansas. The tree had been in her family for over 80 years. At the time it was an unknown fig to me and I named it after the owner.  I have gotten many figs off the original tree and one that I started for myself.  I gave a tree to Herman and he is the one that was able to identify the fig.  I was really surprised that it was a EBT, because I have read a lot of negative comments about Brown Turkey figs. This EBT is one of my favorite figs.  I have never done any winter protection to this tree and I have never had any die back.

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Well there ya go!

It's nice to know the origin of this fig Vern. Thank you for replying. EBT or not I hope to grow it out to fruiting size. Especially since you say it's one of your favorites. Does it seem to fit pics & general info of EBT that you've seen?

I'm guessing moshepardess originally got hers from you. She sent me a few cuttings of it this season. It must be doing pretty good in her hoop house. Thanks Elizabeth!

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Hi Bill,

Elizabeth came and visited me a couple of years ago.  I eather gave her a  small potted plant or sent her some cuttings I can not remember off hand.
  I took a look at Jon's variety list and the pictures he has of the Brown Turkey fig looks like the ones on my tree.

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Ahaa, I do have a very young (presumed unkown) Emma fig specimen. 
Thanks to you both Vern (finder) and Herman (id'er as EBT).
My current EBT did split-fruit last year, hopping this my be a better version ...


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Yes George there are several sources of English Brown Turkey,more or less adapted to our climate.
Emma is a very well adapted,to our conditions.

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Emma is a very well adapted,to our conditions.


That's good to hear H2. I hope it does well here in KY.

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 It is nice to know that Emma is Eastern Brown Turkey.  I have had it growing in the ground on the heated side of the hoophouse since shortly after getting the little tree from Vern (thanks, so much Vern, it was great to visit you and your wife, your trees were beautiful!).  Emma has become a favorite, sporadically ripening at different times of the year, even after dropping leaves.  After reading more about it and how well it does for Vern outside, I have recently attempted some air layerings.  It may be the only variety that I haven't gotten a potted specimen started for our future move.  Gotta get some going as we now anticipate moving early in 2013 and will likely only take a half dozen of the approximate two dozen varieties. 

Bill, hope yours are doing well.
 
See http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Best-figs-at-your-location-4800578__trail_200  for my favorite varieties this year.  I am going to miss the very productive, five year old trees growing in the unheated portion of the hoop after we move.  This has been a very fruitful year for Sal's EL and Marseilles VS.

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What is a hoop house?
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A sort of greenhouse, with plastic draped over circular poles. 
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