nigra berries from green to red to purple, with dates of photos as i promised @Livinginawe
nigras are at their prime when 1" or longer
below is the greatest bargain since seward's alaska -- 79.99$ for a really old 10 footer with plenty of seasoned wood in a 15 gallon. A bit sore though that the nursery trimmed many of those precious laterals to save space..
the metal pingpong table should facilitate harvesting the berries borne way up
below are our paks which continue to bear berries like jackfruit(too low to the ground). Blackberries and mulberries being in the same botanical order(Rosales), intriguing to note that fruiting and stem growth patterns are quite similar. Primocanes are the uprights, while floricanes are the fruiting laterals.
apart from birds(which raided all the 3" long pak berries )leaf-footed bugs and kin are the other pests we've seen on our mulbs.
these critters have the most impersonal appearance and traits. Even when engaging in this interlude, the pair prefers not to do it face to face