[NAFEX] Mulberry for Canadian border?
jfruth at tds.net
Sat Feb 2 10:10:41 EST 2008
Ernest Plutko wrote, "I wish I could
grow a mulberry tree on the Canadian border."
I don't remember where I got my Morus alba from but my Illinois
Everbearing came from Burnt Ridge Nursery www.burntridgenursery.com . I see
they are offering it again this year. They rate it for zone 4 but I bought
it because many nurseries hedge on their ratings. Mine has already
withstood -38 F.
The fruit from both my Mulberry types taste the same. The M. alba has
pea-size fruits and the Illinois Everbearing's fruits are 1' to 1-1/2" long
so, this coming Spring, I plan to side-graft the IL Everbearing onto the
I bought my first Mulberry many years ago from a local nursery that
propagated them. It was a nice tree but it wasn't self fertile so I never
got any fruit. It died after one of my mildest Winters but its survival for
as long as it lived gave me the courage to look for a replacement.
When I bought my present Morus alba, the seller insisted I needed a male
and a female tree so I bought one of each and planted them close together.
As it turned out, I have two females and, unlike my original tree, these
produce fruit via parthenogenesis, just like my two IL Everbearing trees do.
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