[NAFEX] Mulberry trees

Douglas Woodard dwoodard at becon.org
Thu Jun 10 14:54:50 EDT 2010


Caren, I've noticed on other matters that Ken Taylor tends to be 
optimistic about coldhardiness, and he likes to encourage people to try 
things in the hope that they may have a favourable microclimate etc.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


Caren Kirk wrote:
> Helene and Jay
>  
> Firstly Helene what a wonderful thing to want to preserve this tree and 
> its fruit that obviously hold strong memories for you.
>  
> I do however have a question. In my pursuit to fill my garden with all 
> things fruitful, I did actually consider planting a Mulberry. Ken Taylor 
> at Windmill Point Farm in Montreal lists Illinois Everbearing and Carman 
> as suitable for Z4 (I am Z4b, I imagine about the same zone as you are 
> Helene)
>  
> In the end I decided to dedicate my somewhat limted space to other types 
> of fruit, but for future reference, is the general opinion that Ken is 
> being a little too optimistic? He is a little warmer than me down in 
> Montreal.
>  
> Caren Kirk
> St. Jerome, QC



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