Morus nigra strange looking fruits
Our approx.18 year old Morus nigra "King James" is a big healthy tree and used to produce wonderful fruit. For the last 5 or so years, it has produced these strange looking things at the same time as the leaves are opening (way too early for a mulberry to fruit). Some will have little white threads emerge and then they all just dry up and drop off. (I have more photos). Later in Aug. there may be about a half dozen real mulberries but no crop as such. It's been suggested that the tree has reverted to being a different sex than it was formerly. Can anyone suggest a source who could advise me how to persuade it to make fruits like it did before? There hasn't been any change in its cultivation or environment other than the vagaries of the seasons..