Morus Nigri - black mulberry
After much research, I have decided to purchase a morus nigri. So, I got my credit card out and went to Burnt Ridge's website: . http://www.burntridgenursery.com/fruitingPlants/index_product.asp?dept=20&parent=7morus nigri - Well, they have 3 varieties: Noir of Spain, King James II and Persian. Ugh! Very confusing for me! I called them and the girl who answered the phone had no knowledge of mulberry trees. She said someone would call me back (eventually). Next, I decided to check Whitman Farm's website: http://www.whitmanfarms.com/category/allplants/edible-plants/mulberries/page/2/ - turns out they have 2 varieties of morus nigri! - Noir of Spain and James II. Neither website has descriptions that really explain the differences between them. Can someone please explain the differences to me? BR states the the Persian is a "SW and West Coast" variety and WF lists Noir of Spain as a "west coast tree". Yet I have found a lot if info about these by growers that claim they do well in the Charlotte, NC area. I need help deciding. My requirements: a tree that will flourish in Charlotte, on the small side, (a dwarf or 10-12 ft tall would be perfect), juicy, sweet, berries. That's it! I would also love a white mulberry - same requirements. I would appreciate any opinions/ experience with any of these varieties. Thanks! Oh, one more thing- while I was talking to WF's very lovely and knowledgeable Lucile, she highly recommended morus Kokusa for my area, so I purchased one. After all, she knows her stuff. She also mentioned that Noir of Spain is her favorite and she sends one to each of her relatives in Georgia , and that every tree has died. But I thought maybe folks in Charlotte have had success since we are further north?