[NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

hector black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Mon Jun 11 09:15:14 EDT 2007

Ill. Everbearing is our favorite mulberry.  Delicious, bears over a longer 
period than others we have tried.  It was damaged by the late freeze but 
despite the dead tip branches, it is putting out fruit.  One of our trees is 
quite old and the wood is not strong.  Breaks branches in storms.
 Hector Black zone 6 middle TN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William C. Garthright" <billg at inebraska.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

>> I was interested to hear about other people's experience with this 
>> mulberry. I had just recently bought mine from Burnt Ridge and set it in 
>> ground bareroot in April. We had cold weather, although nothing as 
>> extreme in scope as some of you have described. However, my mulberry 
>> never broke dormancy either in zone 6, PA which was most disappointing.
> I bought my first Illinois Everbearing mulberry from Forestfarm a little
> over a year ago, and it never broke dormancy, either. They sent me a
> replacement that I planted June 7, 2006, and it grew very well - very
> fast - and looked great. But it didn't break dormancy this year. Of
> course, we had that April cold snap this year. But I'm wondering about
> the pattern with this tree.
> Well, I bought another one this spring, so we'll see how that goes.
> Bill
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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