What are the pros? Pest free, fast growing, easy
What are the cons? Berries are tiny so far
I ordered mulberries in April 2016. I received two barely the size of a coffee cup. I soaked the roots and put them in a 10" pot with wood chip mulch. In late summer I transplanted them to the ground, because they were growing too big for the container. Most bugs left them alone. Occasionally spider mites or leaf miners would annoy the mulberries, but they kept growing. In the middle of summer a tree fell and broke one of the mulberries in half. The mulberry that did not get damaged grew a thicker trunk like a tree. The mulberry that got topped started growing more bushy and had a thinner trunk. They survived in full sun in the 100 Texas summer heat, and they survived in winter with temperatures as low as 17. To protect from frost I used a method that is often done with bananas or tropical trees: I made a cage with stakes wrapped around in plastic and stuffed it with a foot or so of leaves. This spring the tallest mulberry is about 3.5 feet tall and starting to show fruit.
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