[nafex] Morus nigra

Idell Weydemeyer iwgarden at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 6 11:14:48 EDT 2013


The mulberry that I have that is a nigra has black buds before the leaves
come. My other mulberry has greenish buds. 
http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/mulberry.html more about mulberries

However, the wiki says the East coast mulberry is a Morus nigra--
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_%28plant%29 
so who knows?

Idell


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We'll see! I think I trust Oikos to get species right, they grow a pretty
extensive list and seem pretty on top of things. I did have a 'Kokuso'
mulberry for a while, that was supposed to be M. nigra, although I've heard
various things about it. It did fruit, and the fruit was the tastiest
mulberry I've ever had, and the leaves and buds didn't look like any other
mulberry I've seen, but I don't know if it was M. nigra. It suffered winter
damage every year and finally kicked it after 4 seasons.

-matt
z5 se MI


On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Lee Reich <leeareich at gmail.com> wrote:

> My guess is that they are not truly M. nigra. I've looked into this
> extensively and never heard of the plant being this hardy. If it is, and
if
> you get fruit, you're in for a taste treat, one of the best-tasting of all
> fruits. Her in my zone 5, I grow it in a pot, brought indoors for winter,
> and in a greenhouse.
>
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> On Apr 5, 2013, at 6:59 AM, Matt Demmon wrote:
>
> > I've just gotten some black mulberries (M. nigra) from Oikos they claim
> are
> > hardy in zone 5. My fingers are crossed. However, I'm trying to figure
> out
> > where to put them. My two questions are: Do they get as big as M. alba?
> I'm
> > guessing not. And can you harvest them by shaking the tree like with M.
> > alba, or do they not detach as easily when ripe? If I can shake them
> onto a
> > sheet, I'll put them in a mown area, if not, I probably won't.
> >
> > Thanks for the help! Spring is finally coming to the north. Ground is
> > thawed enough to dig holes just this week.
> >
> > -matt
> > z5 se MI
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