[NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
dtv at mwt.net
Mon Jun 11 10:04:45 EDT 2007
Hector: I'm curious if you think Ill Everbearing is a zone 4 tree?
If it gets damaged by late freezes down there...
On Jun 11, 2007, at 8:15 AM, hector black wrote:
> Ill. Everbearing is our favorite mulberry. Delicious, bears over a
> period than others we have tried. It was damaged by the late
> freeze but
> despite the dead tip branches, it is putting out fruit. One of our
> trees is
> quite old and the wood is not strong. Breaks branches in storms.
> Hector Black zone 6 middle TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William C. Garthright" <billg at inebraska.com>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 7:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
>>> I was interested to hear about other people's experience with this
>>> mulberry. I had just recently bought mine from Burnt Ridge and
>>> set it in
>>> ground bareroot in April. We had cold weather, although nothing as
>>> extreme in scope as some of you have described. However, my mulberry
>>> never broke dormancy either in zone 6, PA which was most
>> I bought my first Illinois Everbearing mulberry from Forestfarm a
>> over a year ago, and it never broke dormancy, either. They sent me a
>> replacement that I planted June 7, 2006, and it grew very well - very
>> fast - and looked great. But it didn't break dormancy this year. Of
>> course, we had that April cold snap this year. But I'm wondering
>> the pattern with this tree.
>> Well, I bought another one this spring, so we'll see how that goes.
>> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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