Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mulberry Bush

I have this Mulberry bush growing in the CG for about a year and it has been trimmed many, many times. I have yet to see it fruiting and it just happily continue producing more leaves and branches. During one of the pruning session, I planted some stem cuttings in the planter bed and even gave a friend some cuttings to plant in a pot. I got news that one of her stem cutting was producing some fruit. I learned that she fertilises the plant cuttings once a week. I guess I will be doing the same with those in the CG.
Out of the ten cuttings I planted, five of the stem cuttings rooted and produced new leaves. However during the last week of hot weather two of the cuttings got fried and they are gonnas.
Let me try putting in more fertilizers for the next couple of weeks to see how they grow.

Read the link here for health benefits of eating mulberries http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/benefits-of-mulberry-2071.html

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5/3/09 Update ... the mother mulberry has fruited but fruits have yet to turn red. Happy dance!

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Update 24/03/09

These were the tiny weeny fruits(size of the french bean seed) from the tree. I guess they must be the first fruits cos' I heard from my neighbour that the tree has never fruited before.
I got on the the GCS forum to find out how to get larger fruits. I discovered that pruning the tree would help the tree to fruit and also get larger fruits. Now I will make a prunning date with the mother mulberry tree.

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Anonymous said...

I have seen this plant and used to wonder..... Wish I could a tree cutting from to grow at my garden ;-)

gardener said...

Great site, I think we all can learn something from your post.this is fantastic looking blog..and I love the way you write!I hope you pick up the blog again soon. I have blog about home gardening too, same like you, I love gardening so much.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have read yr blog. Got interested in planting mulberry. Is it possible to get a cutting from yr plant? If it's possible kindly call me at 92337222. Thanks a million.

Chawanmushi said...

Hi Laurence
Please go to the link below regarding the mulberry cuttings ...