• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava

Can you graft Morus nigra (black mulberry) onto Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)?

 
gardener & author
Posts: 612
Location: Equatorial tropics
83
forest garden books
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here's a question for the geekiest of you plant geeks.

I'm curious as to the grafting compatibility of Morus nigra with Broussonetia papyrifera.

We have paper mulberries growing all around my area. It's a "weed" tree that forms thickets and only occasionally produces fruit.

In my plant nursery, I have about four different varieties of black mulberry. I was thinking: could I graft them on to the vigorous paper mulberries growing around town?

They're close cousins, but not both Morus. If anyone has an idea, I'd love to know. I missed grafting season for this year, but next year, if I can't find out, I'm going to have to experiment.

Additionally... has anyone had luck grafting cultivated cherries onto Prunus serotina? I've read they're incompatible... but still... love to try...
 
David Good
gardener & author
Posts: 612
Location: Equatorial tropics
83
forest garden books
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Okay - I tried it and all the grafts but one have failed and that one isn't looking so hot.

I probably need to try Morus alba on it next year and see if that takes. You really never know...
 
gardener
Posts: 2929
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
307
forest garden trees urban
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey thank you for the follow-up good informatio.
No experiment that gets backinformation is a failure!
 
I am not a spy. Definitely. Definitely not a spy. Not me. No way. But this tiny ad ...
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic