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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #125 on: February 05, 2018, 08:42:32 PM »
Is now a bad time to prune mulberries to shape? I know they are quick growing and pruning anytime won't hurt them. But mine was very spindly from lots of first year growth. I was just wondering do they flower on new growth or old? Will pruning now affect how much fruit I might get this year?
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« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2018, 01:22:51 PM »
They only flower on new growth. I got 4 crops when I pruned back hard 4 times a year.

My goal was to cut off the strongest growths to make the plant not grow so fast.

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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #127 on: February 21, 2018, 02:09:51 PM »
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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2018, 11:35:09 AM »
What is the good location in the yard where we can plant it?

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« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2018, 04:55:14 PM »
My Mulberry is on N side and full sun. Florida

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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #130 on: March 04, 2018, 09:42:27 PM »
Glad we have a Mulberry Thread. I was just thinking about these today - there are a few wild trees in walking distance to me that bear tasty fruits.
I agree that for the average person, at least in Tennessee, mulberries are not on their radar screen.

I really want to try to propagate these wild trees. I tried a couple years ago when I was even more ignorant than I am now, and they didn't root.
Any tips are welcome but I don't want to hijack this thread.
Did you ever propagate your mulberry? Air layer?

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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #131 on: March 06, 2018, 02:07:22 AM »
Air layering is fast and easy according to my experience. just take a branch of a pencil size and do it!
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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #132 on: March 07, 2018, 12:39:38 PM »
I have tried couple of pakistan mulberry cuttings and they seems to be sprouting. Not sure if the roots are formed or not as i can't see it from outside. But want to check, should i keep them outside now, given weather is warming up and to full sun or in shade? Any thoughts on it, i am Zone 9b (San Jose, CA) and day time weather is in 60s to 70s and night time is in 40s - 50s.

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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Started mulberry cuttings a month ago. All except two are pushing leaves. However, i noticed that some of the cuttings are developing fruit. Should i pick these off, will they drop on their own, or will the fruit develop?

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« Reply #134 on: March 25, 2018, 07:36:19 AM »
I got leaves and fruit but just checked and has no roots?

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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2018, 01:05:12 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.
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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #136 on: March 30, 2018, 10:54:06 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.

Thanks i did end up clipping them off. Amazing how many i had to take off. But for curiosity sake, would the fruit developed had i left them on and would the quality be any good?

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« Reply #137 on: March 31, 2018, 10:54:41 AM »
Guys, don't let cuttings make fruit.  Snip that stuff off.  All energy needs to be diverted to making roots.

Thanks i did end up clipping them off. Amazing how many i had to take off. But for curiosity sake, would the fruit developed had i left them on and would the quality be any good?

Good news, I've done this via the sake of curiosity when having plenty to play with.

Bad news is the only cutting that failed to produce any roots at all was the one which made the fruit, and the fruit never fully matured and ended up drying up and fell off at about 1/3rd development.
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« Reply #138 on: April 01, 2018, 09:41:17 AM »
Im now trying to put cuttings in AeroGarden

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« Reply #139 on: April 12, 2018, 03:32:40 AM »
So I almost killed my Pakistan mulberry cuttings which already started keves by putting it outside. And later again revive one which started leaves with some fruits alond with it. Wondering should I remove fruits along with leaves or just fruits so it can send it's energy in roots?

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« Reply #140 on: April 12, 2018, 06:36:32 AM »
So I almost killed my Pakistan mulberry cuttings which already started keves by putting it outside. And later again revive one which started leaves with some fruits alond with it. Wondering should I remove fruits along with leaves or just fruits so it can send it's energy in roots?

Prevent any mulberry cuttings from fruiting in the first 1-2 years of being rooted.  Right now, roots are all that matters.
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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #141 on: April 12, 2018, 01:20:01 PM »
I read somewhere that Mulberry roots are invasive. Is it so?  I wonder if I can control the size of the tree, will this also limit the roots' invasiveness as well?
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« Reply #142 on: April 12, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
I read somewhere that Mulberry roots are invasive. Is it so?  I wonder if I can control the size of the tree, will this also limit the roots' invasiveness as well?

There are many ways to control their roots and size.  Much depends on how and where you want it (pot/ground/etc).
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Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Reply #143 on: April 14, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
YES! This is true. I planted a Pakistan against the house and had to remove it 3 years later when i noticed huge roots wrapping around the corner of the foundation.


I read somewhere that Mulberry roots are invasive. Is it so?  I wonder if I can control the size of the tree, will this also limit the roots' invasiveness as well?

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« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2018, 11:20:30 AM »
Yup, mulberry is one of my 5 top fruits. This year has been a spectacularly abundant and long season on mine. I have mine planted on the north side of my house away from any possibility of fruit staining my car or pavers.

Funny it is next to a 13' mango and it fruits heavily in the mango tree shade.

I wish they could be found in stores in the off season but the ripe fruit is so delicate they could not be shipped. I guess its a hobbyist fruit.
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