I need a fast-growing shade tree for the yard that never gets so big that I can't control it. My hope is to grow it keep it at about 7 meters (20 feet) tall and about 7 meters (20 feet) wide. Is this doable if I cut the central leader and prune anything that gets too high for my pole saw and ladder, while letting it grow as wide as possible? I also don't want it to grow over the neighbour's house, yet I'd plant it right near the fence line.
And what do you think the fruits are like? Some websites say they're quite dry which is why they don't stain, whilst others say they're very juicy. Very contradictory information.
posted 2 years ago
I did some more reading and maybe it's a variety of Red Shartoot ('shartoot' means 'mulberry' in Persian and probably Urdu).
I'm now even considering a white mulberry instead because they make good dried fruit, and wouldn't stain I assume.
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