Siam Jumbo mulberry: cutting to huge fruit in 5 months

I hope these Siam Jumbo mulberries taste half as good as they look. This little tree was an unrooted stick five months ago. Now it has mulberries as big as 2.5 x 0.75 inch. So far just a mildly sweet taste. If I could dry the tree out a bit they should be sweeter. On a mature tree they should be sweeter. In FL they are reported to have a sweet/tart taste, just what I’d hope for.

My issue growing mulberries is they freeze outside and grow rampantly in the greenhouse. I may need to try both potted and in-ground in the GH.

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Rapid growth in temperate conditions is par for the course with Morus. But this one also has issues with cold hardiness?

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I don’t know how cold hardy it is. Probably not very. And we have too many spring freezes. In Vista it would probably work well.

Oh no doubt. It appears to be an M. macroura cultivar.

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Those look cool, any sources for wood?

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Jan on figbid sells cuttings of this variety when she has them.

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Thanks cool. I will keep with my figs. Black Prince is another I want to try. I have Oscar growing outside here. And others in containers. Thanks for showing these.

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Hi Fruitnut,
What process did you use to grow from cuttings? Nice looking fruits
Please advise
Dennis

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I rooted the cutting in Pro mix hp just like I do fig cuttings. Then soon up potted to a 3 gal where it is now.

After all, they are both Moraceae.

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