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    Hello,
    where can i get this tree for a low price? I am thinking of growing form seed. how long would it take for one to grow to, say, 5-10 feet from seed?

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    Hey spec,

    I will send you some trees.
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    COOL! thanks so much!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] how big are they? do you want anything as a trade? woohoo [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

    oh, and this is spec... got 5 squares so i had to use my other name

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    Umm check woith your local goverment first spec, because white mulberry is banned in some areas because of its invasive seedlings. They produce a LOT if them. It is a short-lived tree. longer living than red but shorter lived than black mulberry. You need both male and female trees if you wish to get fruit. If you live in zone 7, black mulberry is a much better choice because it is cultivated for its fruits. But the fruits have nasty tendancy to squirt when you try and pick them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] ]You need both male and female trees if you wish to get fruit.
    Uhh for reliable fruting i guess. Just, look here it will anser your questions http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/mulberry.html

    Uhh. Where you live will pretty much make the choice of wich species to get for you. If you live in western texas, arizona, or new mexico theres the texas mulberry that grows nativly there. look Here for information on that plant.


    Carefull in your selection of mulberry. Some varietys are frutless. Depends on what you want the tree for
    that makes no logic

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    I want them for silkworms [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I didn't even know white mulberry made fruit! is it good? I think white mulberry is legal in california, there are several silkworm farms here with white mulberry trees.

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    Its ok.

    Its sweet, but lacks tartness that makes a really good berry. Getteing a variety of white mulbery specially cultivated for its fuits, you may be able to grow the best of both fruit and silkworms. Its wite mulbery, so i assume you can grow sikworms on varietys. A good variety of white mulbery for fruit is M. alba var. multicaulis 'Downing'. The site that listed that also said other varietys are sold under the same name. You will have to do some resech to see if silkworms eat it

    Black mulbery are the best!!!!!!!!!!! You cant grow silkworms on them tough [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
    that makes no logic

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    so what does black mulberry taste like exactly? like a boisonberry?

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    Sort of. I only had it once on a visit to georga and all i remember is that i loved it. a good blend of sweetness and tartness.

    heres a site with a bit of info Here

    It says , and i quote
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The tree is not grown on a commercial scale because the fruit is too soft and easily damaged to allow it to be transported to market, and is therefore best eaten straight from the tree
    If it was considerd as a potential as a commercial species, it has to be good.
    that makes no logic

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