North American Species with Good Tasting Fruit
Many people worldwide enjoy the mulberry fruit both fresh and dried. Every country has its favorite. Red Mulberry is the indigenous North American species of mulberry found from Texas to Illinois. The fruits from this species are less insipid than most with a bit of tartness and a less watery flavor compared to the common mulberries often encountered. Our seedlings are true to the description from wild collected seeds in its range. One inch red ripening to violet fruits ripen in mid-summer. Easy to grow in any soil. Vigorous growth averaging 3-5 ft. per year. Fruits in 4-5 years from seedling. As far as we know all plants are self fruitful but having 2 plants is ideal for better fruit set as there may be some plants that are self infertile. All plants are productive at our farm.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Morus rubraSeed Source:
Complex. Male and female flowers separate but on same tree. Plant 2 for best fruit production.Soil:
Super adaptable from rock to clay.Climate:
Does best in zone 5-9.Ease of Cultivation:
Very vigorous growing 4 ft. per year until fruiting. Anyone can grow this plant.