[NAFEX] training mulberries
mdemmon at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 20:24:29 EDT 2010
Every one that I've seen planted here in Michigan has been grafted,
and died after 1-3 years in the ground. Unclear as to whether it can't
handle the cold, or is graft incompatible to white mulberry. I'm
suspicious, since I've never heard anyone say "I've got a ten year old
Geraldi dwarf and it's doing great!!"
The berries, or rather berry that i've tasted from one was very good
though. Not as good as Morus nigra, but better than 90% of the Morus
alba's I've sampled. If you want to plant it, I'd say plant the graft
below ground to see if you can get it to root, protect it during
winter, and pray.
z5 se MI
On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 5:46 PM, William C. Garthright
<billg at inebraska.com> wrote:
>> Is Gerardi own-rooted or grafted?
> The one I got (from Edible Landscaping) was grafted,... unfortunately.
> When the top died over the first winter, it started sending up vigorous
> shoots from the roots. But that was a white mulberry of some type, if I
> remember correctly. And definitely not a dwarf.
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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