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    Default Mulberry Dwarf Bush - Charlotte Russe

    According to the blurb
    "The Mulberry Bush - Hard to find the fruits in supermarkets, you can have all the joys of growing your own mulberries without the hassle of keeping a large tree. With heights reaching 8 metres, many people don't have the space for a mulberry tree.

    This dwarf, compact variety only reaches a height of approximately 1.5m (compared to normal mulberries that can reach up to 8m in height), making it suitable for any garden. Itís self-pollinating, fully hardy and fruits on both old and new wood, meaning you can be picking mulberries within the first year as opposed to the usual 8 or 9 years it takes most other mulberries."
    https://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/...close|CMRTabs3
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    It sounds really good & won Chelsea flower of the year in 2017

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/plants...harlotte-russe

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    THere are several threads about them - here's one https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ase_92752.html
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    Sounds great...though to be fair, the only mulberries I've tried were heavily coated in chocolate so too sure what they'd taste like on their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muckdiva View Post
    Sounds great...though to be fair, the only mulberries I've tried were heavily coated in chocolate so too sure what they'd taste like on their own?
    My mother-in-law has a couple of trees, and the fruits taste almost like honey to me. Sweet and thick without a lot of balacing acidity.

    Incidentally, I just bought a Charlotte Russe. Local garden centres have been trying to sell them for £30, and there was no way I was going to pay that, but the autumn discounting has started and today I saw a few nice big plants heavily discounted. Autumn is the best time to buy at the local garden centre.... looking forward to finding out if the taste is anywhere close to a normal mulberry.
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