[NAFEX] mulberries - invasive?
markl at nytec.com
Thu Feb 17 00:57:02 EST 2005
---- Donna wrote:
> I have read that the kind of mulberry to grow to keep birds away from your
> cherries is the small soft fruited Russian type.
I have observed the mulberry/cherry effect in my garden. The robins hang out in my mulberry tree, and strip it of fruit. They left my sour cherry tree alone last year. These two trees bear fruit at the same time. If the birds are few, I make cherry/mulberry pie. Last year I made mainly 100% cherry pie, and the birds ate their mulberries straight from the tree. My mulberry tree bears small seedless black fruit. I bought it in 1981 from a mail order nursery in South Dakota.
-Mark Lee, Seattle zone 8a
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