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sidney

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Everbearing Mulberries
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:28:37 AM »
I have three trees now and the t,so oldest bore fruit onc3 in the early summer but nothing since. They look healthy. Where is the everbearing part?

DocFruitFly

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Re: Everbearing Mulberries
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:40:10 AM »
They're named after their developer, Charles Everbearing.

Actually, when they're happy, you can get four+ crops per year from them. Mulberries like really good soil and plenty of nutrients and water to produce maximally though. But even in poor conditions, you should still get a pretty decent crop twice a year.

guadua

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Re: Everbearing Mulberries
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 08:51:45 AM »
I've noticed that mine flowers on the new growth after I give it a trim.

achetadomestica

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Re: Everbearing Mulberries
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 08:46:15 PM »
I just whacked my mulberry tonight, it was definitely not mower friendly and once I started
I kept going. 3 full garbage cans later. I always get a big crop in the spring and then sparse
fruiting the rest of the summer. I was told you should prune heavy June 1st after the first
fruiting but I have never done it.  I'll let you know what happens in a couple weeks, The one thing
I have noticed mulberries grow back fast after pruning.

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Re: Everbearing Mulberries
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »
pruning definately should help another crop. start.

I got several cuttings from someone in Fla for an ever-bearing
and i also bought a "dwarf ever-bearing" which i think were the same plant.

they grow easily from cuttings, and , while the first crop is fairly good
(still kinda small, but nice flavor and acid/sweet balance)
i get sparse few berries, and often very small and shriveled...
basically bird food.

The wild red i have is much better.
i got a Pakistani thats now 12ft tall and growing fast
i am hoping the fruit is good, and doesnt fruit at the exact same time as my red.

i also got a Morus Nigra mail ordered a few months ago.
it was only 2ft tall, but had 2ft of root.
i was under the impression they were much slower growing, but, its been taking off.
These are supposed to fruit at the end of summer i think.
probably wont know till next summer/fall.

a trick ive been using is to plant nitrogen fixing plants
underneath, or at the base of my young trees.
ive been using a bean that grow really fast here.
also using Senna Obtusifolia.
It might not help it crop a lot, but it will help growth.

 

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