[NAFEX] training mulberries

lester davis lhdavis8 at knology.net
Wed Apr 14 19:15:21 EDT 2010


I would consider changing several trees over to Geraldi.
It is a genetic dwarf with nodes very close together. With the
nodes very close together on new growth more fruit per
unit length forms.  And you can reach all the fruit each year.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mIEKAL aND" <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:17 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] training mulberries


>I put in a bunch of Illinois Everbearing with the intention of
> harvesting the fruit to make wine.  I really don't want them to turn
> into full sized trees & have been considering two options. 1. Keeping
> them headed off at 10-12 foot range or 2. training the central leader
> horizontal at about the 4 foot level & creating a sort of espaliered
> hedge.  Are there any other possibilities and/or does anyone have
> experience with managing them for fruit?
>
> ~mIEKAL
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