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  • From: Lester Davis <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Dwarf Geraldi Mulberry
  • Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:01:40 -0500 (EST)


I had zero success on rooting Geraldi with hardwood or softwood cuttings. I
would like
to get a bud stick or two of the Dwarf Issai and graft onto the Geraldi.

Lester H. Davis
Columbus, Ga

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

From: "Ro Qu" <>
To: "mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters"
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:47:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Dwarf Geraldi Mulberry

I tried to root hardwood cuttings of Geraldi and they rooted but never
leafed out and eventually died. I would like to know how this turns out for

I also have the Dwarf Issai mulberry which is only a foot tall (on its own
roots) and is loaded with fruit. I may have a very limited amount
of budwood available if anyone is interested. It is supposed to be hardy to
zone 5 but I have never tried to verify this since it is so easy to grow in
a pot. It is supposedly a dwarf Morus alba and I got my original plant
from Logees.

Richard Hansen
Zone 4b

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:05 PM, Lester Davis <> wrote:

> Geraldi mulberry stays dwarf when grafted on other rootstock. Mine is not
> over 7 feet tall and diameter about the same and is over 15 years. It is
> dwarfed because of the short distance
> between the nodes. Since the nodes are so close and the fruit normal
> size it appears more heavy loaded than any other mulberry. I have taken
> softwood cuttings this spring and trying
> to root, have had no success with cuttings taken winter pruning.
> Lester H. Davis
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