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Plant Countdown to Members' Day Plant Sale - Day 7

Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:36:03 AM

Morus nigra, black mulberry, produces a delicious, sweet, black mulberry. The ones we are offering to members is an ever-bearing, many-branched shrub. Cutting back the plants will encourage flowering and fruit soon develop. The colorful fruits are first green, turn red and then ripen to shiny black. Birds will also be attracted to the fruit. The heaviest crop of fruit appears in the spring, but if you desire fruit at other times of the year, just prune it back and flowers, then fruit will be produced.  The berries may be eaten fresh or used in jams and pies. Plant in full sun.






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