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  • From: Louis Pittman <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers mailing list at ibiblio <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] mulberry question
  • Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2024 14:12:19 -0600

According to the late AJ Bullard, who imported 'Pakistan' with Mike McConkey of Edible Landscaping Nursery, it originated at Islamabad, Pakistan.  Coldest temperature of record there is 28F. 
As a result, Dr. Bullard recommended planting with graft union below ground level so that WHEN, not IF, it froze to the ground, it could re-sprout.  

I had a 'Pakistan', from Edible Landscaping... planted with graft union below grade.  It froze to the ground, 3 consecutive years... regrowing 8-10 ft each subsequent year, but never managing to ripen fruit.  I am located on the z6b/7a interface (now 7a by the 'new' USDA hardiness map) 20 miles north of the KY/TN line.  I dug it up and potted it with the intent of taking it to my Dad, who lived on the z7/8 interface in central  AL... but misplaced it somewhere along the way. 

Lucky Pittman
Hopkinsville, KY

On Sun, Jan 28, 2024 at 11:03 AM Henry via NAFEX <> wrote:
 What is the story about /Morus macroura / 'Pakistan'?

Is it a species from Pakistan?

How hardy is it?

--Henry Fieldseth
Minneapolis, Minnesota, recently upgraded to Zone 5

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