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Hi I am hoping some forgers here are looking for late mulberries or any other unique quality ?

These can also be used for a trap crop to ward off birds to other crops as well..

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(second post may contain pictures edit in later today/tomorrow )

July 6ths (see ripe mulberries near these still hard white ones )
at least this row should ripen around August 15th
 (also notice some are ripening now even though most are white (EDIT on that tree.)


I am also looking to trade
seeds
I can offer  scion , (free)
 and would like to get pollen for a long term project

(note I do already have dried seeds as well from last year)
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Surprised no one else is forging for wild mulberries ?


I throw a rope over the tree, and shake them onto a tarp
but if you tie a heavy stick onto the rope make sure it doesn't come back, and hit you , but kind of exciting.
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Actually it is the first Home made wine I drank
My Next door neighbor is a older Dead Head  I knew since a Teenager
After she Moved She called up Her (A associate for business ) , and smeared Mulberry all over her Neck in her dim lit (long) driveway

He went screaming Thinking She's dead .

(she laughed when she told me , (I also dropped the 5 gallon jug of wine it was strong )

(note I do have my wine to age a year or so , but when getting large amounts in multiple 5 gallon batches I sometimes indulge Mulberry wine ages or mellows more quick maybe it is the high levels of malic acid (sharp acid found in Apples ) I do not I just know it mellows faster then most.)

(I also like flavor , her wine smelled scary at first, but actually I was surprised it tasted good , but very light (on taste) tasting )
 it was not really aged , but tasted smooth (not hot burning sensation  like vodka immature wines are known for ,
 but at the time (I didn't know anything about wine -- just the smell needed some time to mellow)

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Hi I am hoping some forgers here are looking for late mulberries or any other unique quality ?

Also would like to see dry type fruit
Freeze dried a little unripe mulberries should be the next best thing

I may have a Species that dries like that (at least I have whole fruit dried ,
but have to monitor the tree to be certain
 (not a quality people want , but I do for other uses),
 ---> and have seeds of whole fruit dried the amount of  a sandwich zip lock bag full. )

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Hi I am hoping some forgers here are looking for late mulberries or any other unique quality ?

These can also be used for a trap crop to ward off birds to other crops as well..

Most mulberries I see around here are just sweetish , but found some sour ones (red/ white hybrids)
Some outside the airport (midway In Chicago or right by Cicero Metra BNSF Train stop)

Yield doesn't seem to heavy but May be a down year (like one wild very  heavy bearing one here)

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I have one from my friends neighborhood that fruits late and long. I'm still rooting the cuttings, but if they take ill have extra.

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I sent a message Rispa (I may try my hand at cuttings or air layer , but it's late in season  )

I would also take scion in winter


The one I have fruits early a little , but mostly later on as well

I found another later one or 2
(easy to ride a bicycle while others ripen ,
 and see the non ripe white berries since they stand out.)

If we could selective breed for them to ripen in October that would be nice
(trap crop as well to draw animals from other crops)

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Hi, Mulberry friend,
(( -:',
I am a food forest grower from France.
Looking at the latest heat wave with +100F temperatures I am searching for trees for a hotter world.

As shipping plants from America to Europe is quite difficult and expensive, I am now looking for seeds.

I have tried wildflowers.org without success.

Would you, or anyone you know, be willing to send some dried Texas Mulberry fruits to France?

Selected Mulberry cultivars have quite big leaves, that means higher evaporation rates. Not good for the drought prone South East of France.

I have grown white and black Mulberry trees from dried fruits from the organic food store with good results.
Grafting is not that easy ...

I really hope to hear from you,

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Reach out to me in March and I can get some from the Houston area.

 

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