[nafex] mulberry

L.A. Rizzo rizzolori1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 21:36:06 EST 2013


Hi Ginda,

I'm in Boston too - Dedham.  I'd sure like to see that tree!

Lori Rizzo
Health Care Quality & Process Improvement
Pet Training & Behavior Counseling
Rizzo Hollow Heirloom Plants & Unusual Edibles
Dedham, MA & Maryville, TN 
rizzolori1 at gmail.com 
 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:08 AM
To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio; 'nafex mailing list at ibiblio'
Subject: Re: [nafex] mulberry

Mulberries grow easily near boston. I live in one of the suburbs. We have a
mulberry tree on town land, near the post office. It is pruned to be just
high enough to easily walk under it. In season, it is covered with fruit,
hanging in easy reach.

It also stains the sidewalk and any cars left under it.
-- 
Ginda

Typed with Swype. Who knows what I intended to say?

"L.A. Rizzo" <rizzolori1 at gmail.com> wrote:

Chiranjit,

This is quite interesting - I spent my childhood in Rochester, NY,
living
off of a mulberry tree every summer.  All I remember is there were ants
all
over the tree, and my hands and feet were purple for weeks.  I think
most
people quit growing them because they stain everything in sight.  

I actually went back to my home street in Rochester in an attempt to
collect
seed, but the tree was gone.

When I buy a place here in Boston, I intend to grow mulberries, too, so
am
interested to hear more about cultivating these.

Lori

Lori Rizzo
Health Care Quality & Process Improvement
Pet Training & Behavior Counseling
Rizzo Hollow Heirloom Plants & Unusual Edibles
Dedham, MA & Maryville, TN 
rizzolori1 at gmail.com 
 
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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Chiranjit
Parmar
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:54 PM
To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio
Subject: Re: [nafex] mulberry

Due to harvesting and storage problems mulberry could never establish as
an 
commercial orchard fruit in India though it is one of the tastiest
things on

earth.  We have several varieties of white and red or black mulberries
in 
India.  So this fruit has either been a fruit of children who could
climb 
the trees, usually on village common lands and also near irrigation
wells, 
and enjoy the fruits.  I have done it during my childhood days.  Or
mulberry

has been a fruit of rich landlords having servants to pick fresh fruits
in 
the morning every day and use them.  So this fruit has always been a 
delicacy in India.  As the tree is one of the easiest to multiply and
grow, 
so it always finds place at government research orchards and commercial 
nurseries.  I DO NOT think that it has any scope as a commerciual
orchard 
fruit.


Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
186/3 Jail Road
Mandi HP 175001
INDIA
01905-222810; 09418181323
www.fruitipedia.com


-----Original Message----- 
From: Hector Black
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 5:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex] mulberry

We've sold mulberries (Ill. Everbearing) at the local Farmer's Market. 
Biggest problem for us was they are very tender and survive only minimum

handling.  Don't keep well even with refrigeration.
   I was trying pollarding, because it seemed the best way to reach the 
fruit.  Keep to 5 ft. or so height and remove branches after 3,4 years. 
But

the deer had other ideas.  Broke all the grafts.  The love the foliage. 
I 
hope someone can work out a system.    Hector Black zone 6 middle tn


On Jan 12, 2013, at 3:18 PM, Michele Stanton wrote:

> I made a 'blackberry' cobbler with them a few years ago, it was tasty.
> Michele in SW Ohio
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Martha Davis
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:25 PM
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> Subject: [nafex] mulberry
>
> I've seen mulberries at the farmers market here in New Mexico sold by
the
> plastic cup with I think the intent that you eat them immediately. I
have
> also seen them sold by the basket in a farm store in Oregon.  Neither
of
> them were in large quantity.  I have a couple of vague impressions
that 
> may
> be relevant. It seems like the flavor may change with the length of
time 
> off
> the tree, and they seem like they are more like the short shelf life 
> rather
> than longer shelf life berries.  That said I never have enough to even

> make
> it into the house with them.
>
> Martha Davis
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