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Tortuga

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When are you trimming your mulberry for 2nd crop?
« on: May 25, 2024, 12:10:28 PM »
My 3 year old Persian has never fruited. I pruned it hard this winter. It has a lot of new growth and Iím thinking about hacking it now. I want mulberries! Your advice is appreciated

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Re: When are you trimming your mulberry for 2nd crop?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2024, 02:06:50 PM »
I know this technique works well on Thai Dwarf Mulberries... not sure about the others.

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Re: When are you trimming your mulberry for 2nd crop?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2024, 02:13:20 PM »
I don't thing I would prune a nigra outside of dormancy due to their tendency to bleed. That said, a club member's tree lost all its leaves due to strong winds shortly after first bloom. This triggered a second bloom cycle and the tree fruited in late summer-fall with many of the figs.

I think you may be able to get a nigra to hold two crops this way, maybe try defoliating half the tree.

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Re: When are you trimming your mulberry for 2nd crop?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2024, 12:47:52 AM »
I just trimmed my dwarf everbearing today. Seems to encourage new bloom. The first crop of the year finished about 2 weeks ago and vegetative growth has abounded. I ususlly get 3 crops per year(march-nov depending) with some light trimming in between

 

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