help comparing Mulberry hardiness, taste, height
I really would like to have your input on describing the taste of 3 different red/black mulberries, the average height of the trees, and their hardiness.
There's a lot of info out there in the web, but there seems to be a lot of conflicting info on the topic. Who to believe?
BASICALLY, I AM LOOKING FOR GREAT TASTING MULBERRIES (rich, sweet AND tart), A RATHER SMALL OR DWARF TREE, AND CAPABLE OF SURVIVING 5A-5B zones
I am hesitating between 'Black Beauty', 'Dwarf weeping morus nigra' and 'Illinois Everbearing'.
It's hard to compare flavors and rank trees when people only use the words 'Good flavor'... Which one of the above three produces the best complex/sweet/tart/juicy berries?
HEIGHT: 12 to 15 feet high? 'can be pruned down to 8 feet'?
USDA: 5A (plantfiles) 7(burnt ridge), 4(bay flora) so which one is it?
MORUS NIGRA: DWARF WEEPING
HEIGHT: 10-12 feet
MORUS ALBA X M. RUBRA: ILLINOIS EVERBEARING
HEIGHT: 15 to 40 feet??? How easy would it be to control its height?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!