[NAFEX] Zone 3 Mulberries
dtv at mwt.net
Sun Jun 10 10:47:39 EDT 2007
Jim, are they bearing fruit? How do they taste?.
I've got 5 or 6 russian mulberries from Bear Creek, the trees are
quick growers, sturdy, but for some reason it has never ripened the
fruit, I'm hoping this year will be different since the trees are
loaded. I'm thinking an Illinois Everbearing would actually make it
here now. I planted a few in the early 90s & they died. Madison WI
has some famous old trees loaded with fruit, I need to get some
On Jun 9, 2007, at 7:56 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
> We have Mulberries (Morus alba) growing here in zone 3 and
> there are two
> Illinois Everbearing (rated for zone 4) that I know of. But then,
> the USDA
> says we have graduated to zone 4 now with Global Warming upon us.
> I don't
> remember where I got mine (one of each), either Mackay Nursery or
> Ridge Nursery.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
> For jams, jellies & syrups:
> (218)568-8483 [Store]
> (218)831-7018 [My Cell]
> Most of the mulberries don't seem to be real cold-hardy. But I have
> seen, in a catalog, a Geraldi Dwarf Mulberry that's supposed to be
> to zone 5. Anyone familiar with this? The description reads,
> fruits similar to Collier and IL Everbearing on a 6' tall tree." That
> would certainly be small enough! :-) But it doesn't say how
> abundantly it produces. And I've learned not to put too much faith in
> these promotional descriptions, anyway.
> Any suggestions? Thanks much!
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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