[NAFEX] training mulberries
S & E Hills
ehills7408 at wowway.com
Wed Apr 14 16:59:30 EDT 2010
Fruit forms on new wood as nearly as I can tell. Last year I got very few
of my Illinios Everbearing mulberries as the tree had grown well out of my
reach to get most of the fruit. So, I decided to pollard the tree last
fall. I know its still alive (heck, the branches I pruned off most of which
were over an inch in diameter still scratch moist and green) but neither it,
nor the seedling tree in my neighbor's yard have yet awoken from their
winter slumber (morus indeed : )
I'll let you know later this year if my little experiment worked. I can
tell you that trying to maintain a reasonable size by pruning alone will
require constant vigilance.
Zone 6b Michigan
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] training mulberries
These are grafted on morus alba so hopefully I won't be mowing them
anytime soon. I take it the fruit forms on 2nd year wood?
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Mathew Waehner <waehner at gmail.com> wrote:
I have several that I've
> pruned to the ground with a lawn mower dozens of times, and they keep
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