Illinois Everbearing Mulberry


#103

I thought anyone living nearby might enjoy visiting an awesome large weeping white mulberry tree. It is on the grounds of the Tukwila public pool.

4414 S 144th St
Tukwila WA 98168
United States

As you walk to the front door it is on your right. It has a lot of delicious ripe fruit right now. The red berries are more tart and taste kind of like a ripe blackberry, the black ones are very sweet with almost no tartness. There is no male tree nearby so the berries are seedless. Be careful though the juice will stain your clothes and fingers.

One of the mulberry trees in my yard is a cutting from that tree.

I hope you guys visit the tree and enjoy!


#104

i google street view to see the weeping tree im far im in renton so its nice to see on google maps!


#105

I stopped by and snapped a picture of the mulberry tree at the Tukwila Pool. I asked the young man who was walking by to stand by the tree for perspective he said he was 5’8" tall. He had never heard of mulberries before and now he really enjoys them.
Something nice about this particular tree is the fruit doesn’t tend to fall off till it has dried out. They are still very tasty when dry and you don’t get juice on your feet as you walk around the tree.


#106

i rarely see any mulberries here in our area so it is nice to see a mature local tree. The non staining is always a plus. i usually dont have enough to eat the birds tend to be quicker than I am.


#107

What mulberries do you have? The weeping variety from the pool is nice because if you look at the tree from the outside you don’t really see any berries. It’s not until you get inside the tree that you see all the abundant fruit, so I think a lot of the birds don’t notice any berries. Plus the downward facing branches probably make it hard for them to perch and feed. The berries are small only about 3/8 of an inch wide and 3/4 of an inch long, but the tree is literally covered in berries if you get under the branches. I think if someone were to put down some plastic and just shake some of the branches it wouldn’t take any time at all and you would have a 5 gallon bucket full of berries, and still leave plenty of other berries for anybody else who comes along.


#108

here the mulberries that i grow. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCq3oLesLQN019VeAbj5eEuDoJFAOi9Tg


#109

I really like all your videos and fruits but I’m much more impressed with your ability to multi-task - holding the video camera, picking the fruit, tasting and describing the flavor all the while keeping the clearly very energetic kids engaged :slight_smile:


#110

thank you i appreciate your comment! you forgot to add while having carrying baby on my baby carrier. you may have heard baby talking in my background noise.


#111

I want to eco the previous comment made by californicus, very impressive!!

It is fun to see all the different mulberries you’re growing, I am so jealous!! I liked many of the videos and I subscribed :blush:.

I have two weeping white mulberry trees. One I bought from Burnt Ridge Nursery the other one is a cutting from the tree at the pool. The growth habit and look of the leaves is the same but the fruit ripens and tastes slightly different, I think It may have more to do with soil conditions then variety. I planted the trees only about 7 feet apart… But the tree I got from Burnt Ridge I dug a hole about 4 feet wide and 4 feet deep and filled it with nice topsoil. The cutting I only dug a hole about thrice the size of the pot I grew it in and back filled with black gold potting soil, I have to put nitrogen fertilizer on the cutting tree to keep the leaves green. The soil surrounding it is the existing polluted garbage soil my Grandpa brought in from an old gas station, long before my wife and I bought the house.

This year I tried rooting cuttings from scion wood I bought Brent Ridge Nursery. I tried Pakistan mulberry, Illinois Ever Bearing, Sweet Lavander, Kokuso, and Black Beauty. Unfortunately none of them rooted. All of the buds were swelling looking beautiful than I came out one day and to my dismay and disgust all of the buds had been badly damaged or completely eaten off by a slugs. They never recovered after that.

I did try grafting them onto my weeping mulberry tree as Insurance and I had Illinois Ever Bearing, Black Beauty and Kokuso that took and I even got some yummy mulberries off of them this year.

I think what I’m going to do is go to Burnt Ridge nursery or One Green World and buy the biggest healthiest Pakistan tree I can get than graft other verities onto it.