[NAFEX] Re mulberries

Martha L. Davis martha_davis at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 31 13:53:06 EST 2008

Please remember that Both Morus alba, white mulberry and Morus rubra, red mulberry both can have white, red or black fruits. If I remember correctly Morus nigra black mulberry only has fruits which are black when ripe.  Plus there are hybrids and other species with the same range of fruit colors.  If we care about the species then it has to be keyed out, it's not that easy an ID. Fruit color alone won't do it.  I got all excited about black mulberries surviving near me and then realized that the person was using fruit color as an ID so it was probably not Morus nigra, but some sort of mulberry with black fruit.

Martha Davis

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