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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: herbac on August 03, 2022, 08:49:24 PM

Title: Morus microphylla
Post by: herbac on August 03, 2022, 08:49:24 PM
Bonjour, hi everyone,
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 now 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.

I really hope to hear from you,
herbac
Title: Re: Morus microphylla
Post by: Pokeweed on August 08, 2022, 07:50:01 AM
Our mulberry season is over for this year. I have several native mulberries that I can send seeds from next Spring of you want. Regarfs, Dan
Title: Re: Morus microphylla
Post by: pagnr on August 09, 2022, 06:33:21 AM
I am in a part of Australia where it is regularly 40'c to 45'c ( up to 110 f + ).
Mulberries are very tough, can handle this ok. The dense foliage is somewhat shading.
In fact they are great cool shade trees on those hot days.
However I do see your point overall.
Have you also considered dwarf cultivars of Mulberry, perhaps another way to overcome the problem.