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Mulberry problem

the ancient (I was told 300yrs plus) mulberry in the garden is producing strange feathery fruits. It has done this before- they grow out and then wither and fall off. I’m including two photos from the same tree- one (the lower one in this post) shows the mutated fruit where the segments grow apart and the fruit fails totally, the other is much greener and compact and will, I hope, turn into proper mulberries. Does anyone know what’s wrong with the tree? I have no idea what this is, and the tree is big enough for it to be annoying but not ruinous — but if it’s in any way dangerous for the tree I’d like to stop it now. 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,292
    I would have suggested popcorn disease but I don’t think it occurs in the British Isles. 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Hogroast2Hogroast2 Posts: 55
    Thank you very much for this. I’ve had a look and I don’t think it’s popcorn disease either (that looks horrible) - these ones grow long and thin and strangely wispy.
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