Monday, December 14, 2020

Long White Mulberries. Saharanpur Local, Australian Green, and Pakistan White.

 These three mulberries are probably the same accession propagated under 3 different names. Saharanpur Local mulberry came to my garden directly from USDA. Australian Green was donated by a friend, and Pakistan White came from a CRFG exchange.  I do not see any differences in the fruit flavor, shape, or the tree size.  The leaf shapes are identical too.

These are very fast-growing large trees that will require pruning. The fruits are long, very sweet, with no acidity. Occasionally, we have the plant material available at reallygoodplants.com 








10 comments:

  1. I think I have the three white mulberries (White Pakistan, Saharapur local/King White mulberry, Austraian Green) and my grafted branches do look different. Also the growing habit of two of them seems much different in my case. The White Pakistan I have is a very slow growing tree with thin side branches, all the fruits seem to be the same size and flavor.

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  2. Interesting. It’s possible there are different strains of White Pakistan are floating around.I don’t see the difference between there three I have still. They might become different under certain conditions or pest pressure.

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    1. This year I hope to be able to taste the three variety I have (white long fruits) and let you know what I find about the tastes. I do know for sure that the White Pakistan trees I have do have much slower growth habits and branches grow different from the others.

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  3. The leaves of my Australian Green are different in shape.

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    1. Can you post a picture? What about the fruits? are they the same?

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    2. Yes, I agree. I noticed that the Australian Green type has larger leaves and they are not always smooth and round like the White Pakistan leaves in your picture. I will take some photos today and post today.

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    3. I just took photos today (3-20-21) to show the difference in the leaves and growth habit (Australian Green seems more vigorous). But I will need to post 12 photos to make my point. You can edit and show whichever photos you feel is sufficient. I took pictures of 2 Australian Green tree branches and 2 White Pakistan tree branches. The Australian Green scions are grafted on the same tree as the White Pakistan so its a fair comparison of the growth habits. I have 8 adult size trees so plenty to graft them to.

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    4. Interesting. We could have different strains of these mulberries. My leaves do not look like as any of yours

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  4. Can you post a picture of the leaves of your Australian Green ?

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    1. I didn’t see any difference last year. The first picture in this post has all three cultivars. Right now the plants are just starting to develop the leaves. In a month I should have them

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