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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 21:21:55 -0500

Richard, where are you located? I thought part of the reason the IE was
grafted to morus alba was to give it more hardiness. I wonder if I could
grow own-rooted IE here. I've got 10 trees in the ground & pretty easy
setup to layer some of them.


On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Richard D Hansen

> I thought IE was more hardy than that. For some reason I thought Jim
> Fruth (or maybe someone else) had a couple of trees growing in MN. It
> is a beautiful tree with really large leaves. The fruit is pretty good
> too although it doesnt have some of the tang of some wild ones here
> locally. This year I got the best crop ever. I purchased mine from
> Burnt Creek nursery several years ago and lost the original tree to the
> big spring freeze that happened several years ago. However, the year
> before the freeze, because I wanted another tree, I followed the
> suggestion made here on this list, to take a 2-4 ft section of last
> years growth and bury all but a few inches. It rooted and grew perfectly
> and now I have a really nice tree from the original.
> Richard Hansen
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I just put in a row of Illinois Everbearing to see if I could convince
> the
> birds to let me pick enough fruit to make wine. I'm right on the edge
> of
> hardiness for I.E. so it will be interesting to see if I can keep them
> alive.
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