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Mulberry
« on: May 24, 2021, 08:43:33 PM »
Just wanted to share my excitement about this mulberry graft. I bought a couple red mulberry rootstocks earlier this year. Grafted this Pakistan variety two months ago now and it has taken off. Still waiting for it to get strong enough for full sun exposure. For now it's chilling on the shaded patio area. I would love to hear what mulberry varieties y'all like or are growing.
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 09:00:16 PM »
I have read a lot about mulberries but have never tasted one.  What's it like?
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 09:31:18 PM »
I have a red mulberry tree in my patio area.  Why itís call red, I donít know cause itís the dark ones that are eaten not the red ones.    Itís around 15ft tall.  Last yr I took 2 cuttings and they both rooted.  I gave one to an old co-worker/friend cause he wanted one to plant one in his yard.  I kept the smaller one cause I have the mother tree so I can get as many cuttings as I want.  I need to up-pot it.  I to have being reading on the Pakistani mulberry lately cause of how itís so much bigger
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 10:00:39 PM »
I have read a lot about mulberries but have never tasted one.  What's it like?
Similar to blackberry I suppose. Sweet with some tartness, depending on variety.


Arturo, I took several cuttings from my rootstock while they were fully dormant and had very good success rooting. Some showed roots in only 7 days. I now have several hosts for future grafting experiments. I would like to graft a Persian variety, as it's reported to be one of the best. I also have a white mulberry in-ground which is nearly 6' tall.
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 10:23:44 PM »
Arturo, I took several cuttings from my rootstock while they were fully dormant and had very good success rooting. Some showed roots in only 7 days. I now have several hosts for future grafting experiments. I would like to graft a Persian variety, as it's reported to be one of the best. I also have a white mulberry in-ground which is nearly 6' tall.
Tyler,

Man, you already have multiple varieties.  Congratulations on that.  I want to add more varieties to my yard.  What does your white mulberry taste like?
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 10:30:33 PM »
I have not yet tasted the white mulberry. I bought it bare root last fall and put it directly in ground. I have read it has all the sweetness of other mulberry, but not tart at all. Seems people love it or hate it.
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 11:26:40 PM »
I have what I think is Pakistani, and it is delicious.  A friend gave me cuttings two years ago, and now I have a 15 ft tree that is producing.  I also have a very rare Australian white.  It tastes delicious, and the fruit is very long.  The bad part is that it doesn't like to grow from cuttings, and my 5 year old tree is still not 5 ft tall.  It took 3 years to produce any fruit at all, and still only produces a handful.  Its a tough tree though, I ran over it with my tractor, and it came back.  I have a few other varieties that haven't produced yet, probably because I planted them in a very dry, sandy area of the yard. 
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 09:15:34 AM »
I just got a mulberry myself and hopefully will have a couple different types in the next couple years
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2021, 01:00:33 AM »
Tyler,

Thanks for the response. 


GJRoberts,

Thank you for sharing your experience.   The Paki grew 15ft in 2 yrs, wow that is amazing. 
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2021, 08:47:50 AM »
I never considered growing mulberries in the north.   But you guys are making me reconsider.   And, after a quick search, it looks like some varieties are very cold hardy.   Here comes another addiction.
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2021, 10:40:26 AM »
John,

They do have dwarf mulberry trees.   My tree got covered in ice when hell froze over and it came back.  It was covered in ice for 4 days.  I know you get snow more times but if you want some cuttings to play with, just say so and I will gladly send you some. 
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2021, 01:09:57 PM »
Wow everyone's mulberry plants sound like they are doing so well!  I never thought of planting them, but that might be a new plant to be a "FigMama" to, haha :)
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2021, 09:22:59 PM »
Update: I was able to get half a mulberry to ripen! Not bad for a graft only a couple months old. It was doing so well but the fruit dropped today. Of course I had to eat the ripe part and it was surprisingly very sweet with no detectable tartness.

Also as a bonus, I discovered two red mulberry trees ony property that I didn't know about. They didn't have much fruit and are somewhat choked out by other vegetation, but hey unlimited rootstock.
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 03:39:32 PM »
Tyler,

Good luck with your Mulberry plants.  Here's to hoping for a great fruiting season for you!
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Re: Mulberry
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2021, 09:55:35 PM »
Does anyone have issues with deer eating their mulberry trees? I just potted a smaller tree and replaced it with a larger tree only to have the deer maul the tree repeatedly. They come through once a week or so and strip all the leaves off.  I suppose I could put some netting over it but it is in the front yard. Iím already pushing it with an unplanned rooster.
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