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  • From: Lester Davis <>
  • To: Devin Smith <>, mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Pakistan mulberry
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:54:15 -0400 (EDT)

I live 100miles southwest of Atlanta.  Winter of 2014 low temp was 12 degrees
for a short while and then not over 32 all day.  Winter of 2015 had low of 11
degrees for a short while and not over
32 all that day.   No die back at all, none, then the Pakistan began to leaf
out in late Feb during a warm-up.   Then we had a few more frosts and most
all leaves fell.   It did put out new growth and
there were a few fruit this year.   I would say this happens 3 out 4 years,
but when it does come to  a full fruiting year it is loaded.   The tree is 15
years old and over 30 feet tall and still growing,
wish I had kept it pruned.   I have a 'Geraldi' dwarf mulberry, same age,
heavy producer over a long period of time.  A black fruit with good taste,
for a small yard it is an ideal.  
Lester H. Davis
Columbus, GA

----- Original Message -----

From: "Devin Smith via nafex" <>
To: "Mailing List at Ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters"
Cc: "Devin Smith" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:08:45 PM
Subject: [nafex] Pakistan mulberry

I have been thinking about trialing Pakistan mulberry here in Vermont. I
understand that it is a real long shot, but given the fact that much of the
limitation seems to revolve around 'low chill' requirment, it might just
work. Hardiness-wise, I understand Atlanta area saw sub-zero temps. for a
couple of nights this past winter. Did those of you in the south who are
growing Pakistan experience severe dieback this winter? I'm thinking that our
winter weather is consistent enough that the trees would stay dormant, and
then I could 1. grow them on the own roots so they can resprout if need be
and 2. plant in a protected spot with some extra protection as people do with
figs. They sure are delicious, so I think its worth a shot.

I also noticed perusing the GRIN database that several other similar
selections are available, listed as Morus macroura or 'himalayan mulberry.'
One in particular DMOR 9  looks similar to 'pakistan', though a bit
scrawnier, and the description seems to suggest zone 5 hardiness, though on
second look I noticed this is merely a snippet from a seed savers exchange
write-up about the species. Anyone know anything about hardy higher-chill
macroura selections that might be a good stand in for
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