Mulberries! I don't know of any other fruit tree which adapts to growing in such wiildly different climate zones as mulberry, from cold-winter northern areas, to near-desert regions, all the way to the steamy tropics.
In a recent post here, I asked a crowd-source question: what different regions have you seen mulberry trees fruiting in? The response from all of you was fantastic, with reports pouring in from all over the world. In case you didn't get a chance to read all 127 comments on that post, here's the breakdown.
For the most northern, cold-winter climate zones, people reported mulberry trees fruiting in Germany, in Austria, in areas close to the Black Sea in Ukraine, Georgia, & southern Russia, and "growing like weeds" in southern Canada.
For cold-desert areas, people reported mulberry trees fruiting in the western US cities of Reno and Albuquerqe, which get sub-freezing winter temps, and both cities receive under ten inches (25 cm) of rain per year. (Presumably those mulberry trees were irrigated.)
For the tropics, reports came in of mulberries fruiting in Costa Rica, Sao Paulo Brazil, Jakarta Indonesia, "all over here in Malaysia", and a single report from Africa, in Bamoko, the capital of Mali.
And of course, people reported mulberries fruiting in areas in between: all across the US and southern Europe.
This was a lot of fun to see all tbose reports. Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you didn't get a chance last time, feel free to add a comment here of where you've seen mulberry trees fruiting, especially if it was at the further reaches, areas which get extremely hot, dry, or cold.
And I give a deep thank you to the mulberry tree itself, for being so adaptable that we humans can enjoy its sweet fruits, fresh off the tree, in almost every climate zone where people live, all around the world.
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