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Skirret starts with ...
There is a WA old cultivar of mulberry not available in nurseries, with medium sized amazing tasting almost round fruit. It fruits better in cooler areas. Unlike the more familiar Hicks and shahtoots it fruits in january-feb, for a month in cool areas and only 2 weeks in hot areas. The leaf has an unusual sandpaper texture and the bark is more knarled.It is a much smaller, upright compact tree than a Hicks Fancy.
No photo to show presently since the trees are dormant.
Is anyone familiar with this description and know the botanical name of this tree please?
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26th July 2014 10:01pm
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peter3000 says...
black english mulbery leaves are
heart shaped and have a sand paper
texture.
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Al says...
High Skirret,
I'm over east now but remember a tree like the one you have described, hanging over a chain link fence on the South Perth foreshore. It was small with loads aof awesome fruit. I had a great little tree from a cutting but gave it away due to moving over here.
I have more specific directions of this tree, which was once brutally pruned I remember, if you'd like to check/are close or get the chance.

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Al says...
Hey Skirret,
If I sent you packaging and paid for freight, would you consider sending me a few dormant cuttings of the mulberry you have mentioned?
Unfortunatley I don't know it's name, but hopefully somebody here does.
I am happy to pay a small amount if you like for the cuttings, as long as they are dormant, otherwise they probably won't make it.
Cheers,
Allan
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bill g says...
Gday Al, I might be able to get to South Perth this weekend.Can you send me the directions please.How do you recommend sending cuttings?I have some sphagnum moss that I could glad wrap to the cut ends.I haven't taken mulberry cutings before only fig cuttings from trees I found growing in the bush at Wattleup.Most of those survived.Ill be getting some for myself so no need for payment.Letting me know where this tree is will be payment enough thanks.
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Jason says...
Thanks for reminding me about Mulberry's. I found an old tree last summer. (Really old). In town that I need to steal cuttings from.
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Al says...
Hiya Bill,

It was quite a few years ago mate, (about 10 actually!!) but if you are there anyways...
The tree was, and hopefully still is, hanging over the chain link fence of a unit block on the south Perth foreshore, to the east of the Perth zoo. This is north of Mill Point rd, between Onslow and King Edward streets. There is a bike path that runs alongside the property boundary and the tree is up a slight bank overlooking this.
As for packaging I reckon the glad wrap and damp sphagnum would be perfect.
Let me know how you go and you can email me if you like for my address - fishriddle at hotmail dot com
Good luck!!
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Al says...
Just had a look on google satelite map and its inconclusive. There may be a lap pool there now!!!! but could also still be a mulberry. My memory is sketchy on exactly which block it fronted...
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.9755095,115.8583828,41m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

The tree in the centre of this map may well be the one...
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sternus1 says...
The large shadow by the loft is actually being cast by my penis.
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Diana says...
I can't see that shadow
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Markmelb says...
Lofty expectations
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sternus1 says...
'Lofty expectations'

Well done sir!
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bill g says...
Thanks for the directions Al,Im going for a look this afternoon.Ill have a good wander around and see what I come up with.If I have any joy Ill email you for ya address
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peter3000 says...
if it does turn out to be a black english mullberry then you cant strick
cuttings from them.
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Al says...
Interesting to see if its still there Bill.

I have got successful cuttings from this tree Peter, and it is much more compact with very different leaves than the English.
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bill g says...
Ive got the cuttings Al and have emailed you for your address.If anyone is interested the mulberry has small smooth heart shaped leaves,masses of fruit at the moment too(very small though).Has turned into quite a big tree of about 7m with a 400mm trunk diameter.Was about 200m west of the lap pool on the left of the path.Not a bad memory after 10 years Al
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