[NAFEX] 'Illinois Everbearing' mulberry
hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Sun Apr 4 18:18:56 EDT 2010
I've used whip and tongue and cleft graft putting Ill. Evergearing on white
Both successful just when the buds begin to swell. I used scionwood that
was gathered when the tree was dormant kept that in the frig and grafted
outside in the field in April here in middle TN Hector Black
One caution on Ill. Everbearing - It's a wonderful fruit but the branches
tend to be brittle and when long, they tend to crack in strong winds or when
being climbed too far out on a limb. The branches sweep down to the ground
so little kids love them, come in with purple juice streaming down their
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Woodard" <dwoodard at becon.org>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] 'Illinois Everbearing' mulberry
>I worked for a nursery for a while about 25 years ago and I noticed that
> when they grafted ornamental weeping muberries they grafted plants in
> pots in a greenhouse and kept the temperature very hot for some time.
> Could any knowledgeable members advise whether this is required when
> grafting mulberries?
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
> Melissa Kacalanos wrote:
>> Our chicken-wire fences work fine, once we put them up, and they worked
>> on our other trees. But these deer literally will eat a newly-planted
>> tree if you turn your back for the time it takes to go get a piece of
>> The only question is, should we buy a whole new grafted tree, or try to
>> graft something on to the rootstock we have?
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