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Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:03:40 PM »
I love mulberries.

what are you're favorite cultivars??  I'm looking for something different than Pakistan, which pretty much has the reputation as being the king...help me find some new varieties!

thanks!

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 07:06:12 PM »
The king is the green/white mulberry.  BLOWS AWAY any of the purple/black varieties...and guess where you can get it  ;) :)
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 08:05:34 PM »
The king is the green/white mulberry.  BLOWS AWAY any of the purple/black varieties...and guess where you can get it  ;) :)

is green white like Pakistan, but shorter?  can be eaten early?

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 08:07:54 PM »
TreesN More  two types  white plus oak leaf and a 4 inch long pakistan  and a small white fruit
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 08:32:46 PM »
Look into these, they may interest you... especially for container culture.

Shangri la
Geraldi dwarf
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
Shangri la is a pakistan that is what Zills calls theres have it .Adam I have a nice colliction see what I have on saturday.
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 08:59:24 PM »
I picked up one of those green/white mulberry 3 gal from Excalibur. They are super sweet. Fruit is shaped like a caterpillar. Does anyone know what the type is actually called.


 
After a little Google action I came up with this. Perhaps it's a Shahtoot?  Awesome name!
http://blog.daleysfruit.com.au/2006/06/shahtoot-king-white-mulberry.html?m=1


I think I also tasted the East Coast there also. They are awesome too. Red/purple/black fruit very sweet with the tart/tannin that's typical of red berries. Excalibur was out of 3 gal otherwise I would have bought both.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 09:18:56 PM by jc »
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 09:34:39 PM »
JC I am in palm city I have Excalibaur green / white I have TreeHouse Green/white I have zills Paskistan I have Pine Island Paskistan I have hopinkins Gaint paskistan I have oak leaf I have Isons 4 inch long paskistan and I have a white  mulberry and a dwarf mulberry. come see me
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 09:52:26 PM »
Cool, which ones are fruiting?  I want to taste as many as possible and maybe buy a red variety.  Maybe one that fruits well in a pot. Are you open on Sunday?  If not I have to wait till next Saturday at the earliest?

JC I am in palm city I have Excalibaur green / white I have TreeHouse Green/white I have zills Paskistan I have Pine Island Paskistan I have hopinkins Gaint paskistan I have oak leaf I have Isons 4 inch long paskistan and I have a white  mulberry and a dwarf mulberry. come see me
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 10:09:30 PM »
Three Pakistan fruiting all the time now. Big trees. Others you can see fruit on call me Mike 772-781-9570. I will tell you what you can taste.
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 04:54:16 AM »
I've planted and enjoyed Peggy's Black  and  Wacissa, both from a Florida nursery I believe.

They are just basic nice mulberries, good combination of sweet and tart usually.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 07:33:40 AM »
We have lot of Blueberryhere in Greece, but I don't have any idea about varieties. I just know there are some black-violet and other white. But the white are not really tasty...only for caterpillar ;-)
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 09:54:12 AM »
I can send you a bunch of cuttings from my shangri la and silk hope. My shangri la is definitely not the same as the Pakistan. Can't tell you much about the taste. I won't eat them because the berries are always loaded with bugs.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 01:23:16 PM »
Has anyone ever tasted a paper mulberry fruit?


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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 09:02:11 PM »
We obviously have different names for the fruits than you, but the Red Dwarf Shahtoot is a winner for me. I find the King White Shahtoot to be insipid - without any real flavour, just a watery honey taste. I also love the big old standard English Mulberry with more complexity - many newer selections are just sweet.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 10:30:54 PM »
Adam, I am trying to root some cuttings of a variety of Morus nigra right now.  The person I got them from said the fruit was truly fantastic and the tree is different than the usual black/Persian mulberries, it has a semi-weeping habit where it grows down and then back up.  If they take I have one with your name on it.  I also am growing Illinois Everbearing and Pakistan.  The Illinois Everbearing is fruiting itself senseless right now, the fruit are smaller but tasty.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 11:07:50 PM »
Adam, I am trying to root some cuttings of a variety of Morus nigra right now.  The person I got them from said the fruit was truly fantastic and the tree is different than the usual black/Persian mulberries, it has a semi-weeping habit where it grows down and then back up.  If they take I have one with your name on it.  I also am growing Illinois Everbearing and Pakistan.  The Illinois Everbearing is fruiting itself senseless right now, the fruit are smaller but tasty.


Thanks Joshua!!  Sounds interesting!

I recently saw a dwarf Mulberry from Logee's called "Issai"...my buddy said he's really pleased with the tree, and the fruits are delicious.

here is a link

http://www.logees.com/Mulberry-Issai-Morus-alba/productinfo/R2179-4/

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 07:47:07 PM »
I love mulberries.

what are you're favorite cultivars??  I'm looking for something different than Pakistan, which pretty much has the reputation as being the king...help me find some new varieties!

thanks!



Try Persian Mullbery! I grafted them on my pakistani mullberry and it took. I have tasted it in one of the nursery and its absolutely juicy and delicious!

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 02:50:00 AM »
Persian mulberries are indeed delicious, but unfortunately don't do well in tropical areas. There are only a few mulberries that do well in warm climates. So this is something to keep in mind when choosing your mulberry.
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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 02:14:01 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Taiwan-Long-Mulberry-baby-tree-GROW-YOUR-OWN-PLANT-/181022642609?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a25ca51b1

is this just a different pakistan?  or is this normal size for pakistan?  Ive never seen them this size.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 11:04:51 PM »
Adam, that last
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Taiwan-Long-Mulberry-baby-tree-GROW-YOUR-OWN-PLANT-/181022642609?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a25ca51b1

is this just a different pakistan?  or is this normal size for pakistan?  Ive never seen them this size.
I've never seen one that big the biggest that I have seen were about 6"long and 1/2-5/8" in dia.another good one I have is Beautiful Day a white fruited mulberry, sweet lilac,Oscar are some to check out.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2013, 11:40:37 PM »
Hey Adam,

I am rooting some "Shangri La" cuttings that should be ready in a couple of weeks.  Let me know if you are interested and I will send one to you.  They are a great tasting mulberry and super prolific.  I will take a picture of a small tree I have that is absolutely loaded just to give you an idea.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2013, 12:05:26 AM »
Hey Adam,

I am rooting some "Shangri La" cuttings that should be ready in a couple of weeks.  Let me know if you are interested and I will send one to you.  They are a great tasting mulberry and super prolific.  I will take a picture of a small tree I have that is absolutely loaded just to give you an idea.

Jacob

yes!  I trust you and nullzy!

this sounds like a must have!!!

thanks!!!

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2013, 12:39:57 AM »
Hey Adam,

I am rooting some "Shangri La" cuttings that should be ready in a couple of weeks.  Let me know if you are interested and I will send one to you.  They are a great tasting mulberry and super prolific.  I will take a picture of a small tree I have that is absolutely loaded just to give you an idea.

Jacob

yes!  I trust you and nullzy!

this sounds like a must have!!!

thanks!!!


Adam,

I have had mine rooted for 1 year and its starting to push fruits out. Its a very precocious tree. So far I have not tasted it yet, but I have heard its one of the better ones out there.
Grow mainly edible and herbal plants. Favorites are the fruits, vegetables, and tea plants.

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Re: Must have mulberries (looking for new varieties)
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2013, 01:04:14 AM »
Yes, it is very Precocious!

 

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