[nafex] Mulberry commercial potentials

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Fri Jan 11 01:43:00 EST 2013

 Bass, I think it is better known as "shahtoot" or "shah toot."

 There seems to be a shortage of comparative information on the 

 Lucille Whitman might possibly have some information.


 sells several mulberry cultivars but not I think shahtoot.

 Doug Woodard
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

 On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:47:21 -0500, Bass Samaan <bassgarden at gmail.com> 
> Growing up in the Mediterranean region, Mulberries were commonly sold
> by street fruit vendors in season, both the white and the black
> varieties. The mulberry tree is so adaptable to most regions in the
> states, especially Morus Alba, but we still don't see this in any
> super market, or farm markets. Recently one of our local farm market
> asked me if I would know what is the name of the fruit that their
> Middle eastern customers refer to as "Tout" (Arabic, and Persian word
> for Mulberry). They said several customer have been asking for it.
> Asked if I can sell them fresh fruit in season.
> I currently grow 3 varieties, Collier, Greece, and Illinois 
> Everbearing.
> Have anyone considered Mulberry as a marketable fruit?
> What varieties have a potential for the fresh market in the 
> NorthEast?
> Bass Samaan
> Zone 6, PA
> www.Treesofjoy.com
> bassgarden at gmail.com

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