East Coast Mulberry Varieties
Hi everyone, I live right outside Washington DC, excluding morus nigra which does not like it here, I'm trying to decide between Illinois Everbearing, Shangri-La, Oscar, Geraldi, and Silk Hope. To summarize the pros/cons for anyone just learning about these varieties... Gerladi=dwarf, Illinois=long harvest, Shangri-La=late frost susceptibility...
But I'm trying to gather more information on the taste and juicyness differences (I'm accostumed to native Persian nigras which are crazy juicy, staining, and intense flavor tart and sweet, and wither quickly when you touch them they're juicy mush).
Which of these varieties (or another if you have one in mind):
has a good tart kick?
might get mushy/very staining?
(all traits I miss in the nigra... I know it won't be the same, but I want to at least avoid a variety that has no tartness or is particularly dry). Thanks a lot.