[NAFEX] Red mulberry (Morus rubra) cultivars?

Steven Covacci filtertitle at aol.com
Mon Oct 17 23:35:53 EDT 2011


 Group:

Does anyone have any pure (100%) red mulberry (Morus rubra) cultivars or personal selections?  Lucky has two of his own selection; I was wondering if there were others out there.  Please, keep in mind that many supposed red mulberry cultivars are really hybrids with Morus alba (i.e. cv. 'Illinois Everbearing', 'Lawson Dawson' - cf: Ken Benton, personal communication).

Thanks,
Steve; NJ 6b/7a

 

 

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   1. Re: Elderberry Workshop & new products & Varieties (mIEKAL aND)

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Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:39:45 -0500

From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>

Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Elderberry Workshop & new products & Varieties

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I got my cuttings started late, so I wasn't able to get them in the

ground in June & am just planting them now.  Too early to say much

about them,



The website to get those varieties is:



http://www.elderberrylife.com/the-nursery/



I see that he's gonna raise the price of cuttings at the end of the

month so you may want to order soon if you want some.



~mIEKAL







On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Dan Nave <nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> mIEKAL,

>

> How did these elderberries ("Bob Gordon"& ?"Wyldewood") work for you this 

year?

> I got a few cups from my one Johns and Wild Elderberry which are two years old

> but not planted in a particularly great location.

>

> Are these varieties available to buy (mail-order)? ?If so, where?

>

> Dan

>

>

>

> On 5/1/2011 7:02 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:

>> I saw this guy speak a couple months ago& ?his presentation& ?what he

>> is attempting is pretty impressive. ?The two new varieties that they

>> are distributing 'Bob Gordon'& ?"Wyldewood" look to be good additions

>> to the elderberry options. ?He showed photos of the fruit production

>> on these new varieties& ?the sprays of flowers/fruit were 2-3 times

>> larger than what I'm used to with Adams/Nova/John. ?I was impressed

>> enough that I bought a couple bundles of cuttings of each& ?have them

>> potted up in the greenhouse.

>>

>> I was also delighted that he emphasized that these new varieties are

>> open-source& ?there would be no attempt to restrict their use. ?I

>> don't know of any patented elderberry varieties so maybe this is not

>> an issue.

>>

>> The biggest takeaway from the presentation was that he cuts back all

>> his elderberries every winter& ?has greatly increased production.

>> Gets rid of old unproductive wood& ?it rejuvenates the crowns. ?He

>> showed some numbers& ?the results noticeably higher. ?I hadn't

>> realized how easy they propagate from cuttings, I cut back a couple

>> bushes as an experiment& ?I quickly generated a couple hundred

>> cuttings..

>>

>> One last point from the presentation that caught my attention is that

>> he said 90% of all elderberry project was imported from Europe& ?was a

>> big impetus from his formation of the elderberry co-op in Missouri.

>>

>> ~mIEKAL

>>

>> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:15 PM, Lon J. Rombough<lonrom at hevanet.com> ?wrote:

>>>> http://elderberrylife.com/index.html

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Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:22:25 -0500

From: "Jim Fruth" <jimfruth at charter.net>

Subject: [NAFEX] Blackberry in SWI

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Tanis Cuff wrote, "sWI, plenty blackberry canes but not much fruit."



    Blackberries tend to overcrowd themselves whereupon they stop producing 

fruit.  You need to do some thinning to get them to bear.



Jim Fruth

Brambleberry Fruit Farm

4002 Davis Street

Pequot Lakes, MN  56472

1-218-831-7018 (My Cell)







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