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Sara MacCalman
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I was fortunate enough to spend most of July at the Bullock Bro. Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island taking the PDC. While I was there the mulberries were ripening which was a complete revelation. Sooo delicious! What I want to know is this: is there a hardy mulberry variety that would do well here in Missoula where I live.
 
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I bought two red mulberry trees from Fedco Trees last year and they have done very well so far. The winter temps got to 30 below and we had an ice storm that put 3/4 of an inch of ice on everything. No harm to the trees so far as I can tell.
 
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any thought to pollarding mulberry as fodder trees?
Fruit grows on second year growth so if you rotate your pollarding your can have your fruit and livestock can eat leaves.
 
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Sara MacCalman wrote:What I want to know is this: is there a hardy mulberry variety that would do well here in Missoula where I live.


White, AKA Russian Mulberry is very hardy.
 
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alex Keenan wrote:any thought to pollarding mulberry as fodder trees?
Fruit grows on second year growth so if you rotate your pollarding your can have your fruit and livestock can eat leaves.


I think there are several threads on permies that cover this. I planted 100 Mulberries this spring, mostly for fodder.
 
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