It’s got at least a six-inch diameter on the trunk now. I love it.
I was actually able to find the original order receipt from Gurney’s nursery in my old e-mails:
But it did grow big very quickly. It looks like it will be an excellent climbing tree in a few more years. And though the fruit isn’t incredible or as ridiculously profuse as it is on my Illinois Everbearing tree, it’s still delicious and abundant.
I’m collecting better varieties of mulberry in my nursery for sale this new year. Last year I almost sold out of everything, even tiny trees. This year I’ll be propagating a lot more, plus working on getting some root stock going so I can graft some oh-do-difficult-to-root Pakistan Long mulberry trees and sell them. That’s at least a one-year proposition however… so stay tuned.
As for this black mulberry tree… time is a wonderful thing. Put in trees right now and you’ll be peering up at them in just a few years. There’s no time like the present to plant. Get out there and plant!