[nafex] Mulberry commercial potentials

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 14:51:03 EST 2013

But how to grow the trees so they are easy to pick?  I have a couple
Russian Mulberries that I pollarded at about 4 feet and that seems
like it might have potential.

I've planted out about 20 Illinois Everbearing with the hopes of
making wine, but I'm hesitant to plant more until I know if there is
an easy way to harvest them and also if the birds will even allow me
to harvest anything at all.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Spidra Webster <spidra at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know what the potential is in your region, but my brother started a
> cottage business selling mulberries at the local farmers market. And that
> expanded into selling mulberries to top chefs directly as well.
> http://metromulberries.com/
> http://www.localharvest.org/metromulberries-M24180
> <http://www.localharvest.org/metromulberries-M24180>I know Illinois
> Everbearing is a favorite of his.
> Megan Lynch
> http://www.meganlynch.net
> <http://www.meganlynch.net>South Pasadena, CA
> Zone 10a
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Bass Samaan <bassgarden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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