[NAFEX] Zone 3 Mulberries
jfruth at tds.net
Mon Jun 11 08:34:59 EDT 2007
mIEKAL asked, "Jim, are they bearing fruit? How do they taste?"
Ambrosia! Both taste wonderful! Both started bearing the first year
after planting, The Illinois Everbearing was only 2' high and produced
black 1-1/4" fruit. The Morus alba was, maybe, 4' high producing 3/8"
diameter black fruits. I ordered two M albas, one male and one female, so I
planted then 3' apart to ensure pollination. Turns out, they are both
female producing fruit via parthenogenesis. These are about 60' removed
from the Illinois Everbearing.
Some years ago, I bought a M. alba from a Minnesota nursery that grew to
about 12'. After several years, it produced one white fruit and promptly
died the following Spring after a mild Winter.
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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