[NAFEX] mulberries

Diane Porter dporter at lisco.com
Sat Jun 6 14:04:10 EDT 2009


Stupid question here, but how do you prune them to a weep?

Diane Porter
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On May 30, 2009, at 4:01 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:

> The only mulberry I grow here is Illlinois Everbearing and it too  
> has a mysterious tendency to check out with no suicide note.   
> Sometimes they get canker that I've never identified that kills the  
> trees in a few years and sometimes they just don't come out of  
> winter.  At least they often send up suckers from the roots when  
> this happens so you can graft a new tree.  They are susceptible to  
> scale so oil may be in order.
>
> They are impossible for me to keep in a small space but you can keep  
> them in-bounds by pruning them to a weep and summer pruning them  
> once a season- removing all vigorous upright growth.  They make  
> beautiful trees managed this way and you keep a lot of fruit in  
> ladderless reach.
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