[NAFEX] Mulberry and zone questions

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Feb 1 18:48:10 EST 2008

Go to  http://www.usna.usda.gov/hardzone/ushzmap.html  which has
zones a and b on it.  Click on zone box on left to make the zone box
bigger.   Looks like I am in zone 2b.

---- Original Message ----
From: jfruth at tds.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Mulberry and zone questions
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 15:11:10 -0600

>Ernest Plutko asked:  "Jim Fruth writes that he grows mulberries in
>Lakes, Minnesota.
>What variety of mulberry do you grow, Jim?   I saw a few red mulberry
>trees growing on and around the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
>Saw a few white mulberry seedlings growing in Minneapolis.  Picked
>black mulberries  a few years ago in Kansas and thought they tasted
>good.  Never thought they would grow in zone 3a.  Jim, you are not
>from Brainerd what zone are you in, 3b or 4?"
>    I have Morus alba and Illinois Everbearing Mulberry trees.
>    I am 23 miles North of Brainerd.
>    Which zone am I in?  I have never seen a zone map that indicates
>'a' or 
>'b' so I don't know which I am in.  Strangely, I receive catalogs
>plants are recommended for 'a' and 'b' zones but their zone maps
>don't say 
>which is what.  Do you have a zone map with 'a' and 'b' on it?
>Jim Fruth
>Brambleberry Farm
>Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
>For jams, jellies & syrups:
>(877)265-6856 [Store]
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