[NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing mulberry

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Tue Sep 1 18:44:45 EDT 2009

> *Supposedly* mulberries can be rooted - their 'cousin' the fig is easy to propagate that way - but I've never had any success with dormant-collected cuttings,

That's a shame, because the wild ones grow like weeds around here - 
literally - and I've had nothing but trouble trying to grow named 
varieties. I thought about trying to find a good-tasting wild tree and 
rooting a cutting from that. (Since they vary so much in taste, there's 
a good chance I wouldn't be too happy growing a seedling at random.)

Of course, I'd still have the problem of them wanting to grow too big, 
but I like the idea of pollarding.

I've already got more fruit than I can possibly eat, but I do love 
mulberries. And now that I've cut down my Illinois Everbearing Mulberry, 
I've got the space to plant something else...


Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

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