William C. Garthright
billg at inebraska.com
Wed Mar 21 20:57:01 EDT 2007
> Yasi, Whitman Farms in Salem, Ore., sells Geraldi Dwarf mulberry as well as a number of other mulberry cultivars. See
> I've found this nursery very reliable. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
But there's no indication of what zones these mulberries are recommended
for. When I was looking for mulberries for zone 5, they were friendly
enough, but they didn't know which varieties would work for me. I
believe I was interested in Oscar's, but I ended up getting another
Illinois Everbearing, since I knew that one would be hardy here.
One thing I do like about Whitman Farms, though, is that their
descriptions seem honest. With many nurseries, everything they sell is
the best ever. It's hard to choose a variety when they're ALL supposed
to be perfect. But check out some of the descriptions of gooseberries at
Whitman Farms: "horrible mildew," "fairly bland red berries," "small to
medium berries but not very many of them," etc. Yeah, they've got
better descriptions, too - they sell a LOT of varieties - but I feel
like I can trust a place that tells the bad along with the good.
Lincoln, NE (zone 5a)
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in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do
only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions,
to stop the slide into atrocity. - "Barrayar" by Lois McMaster Bujold
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