[nafex] mulberry

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Mon Jan 14 18:49:19 EST 2013


Hi, Lori,

I'm in Wellesley. It's right near the 02482 post office, a little west of town hall. If my memory serves, it's on the road leading to the post office (a short service road) on the east side of the road.

Ginda

On Jan 13, 2013, at 9:36 PM, L.A. Rizzo wrote:

> 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
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> 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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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Chiranjit
> Parmar
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:54 PM
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> 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
>> 
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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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