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 grown 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. So far all plants are productive at our farm and there is no such thing as an all male or all female plant. Note on hybrids and seed source: These plants are grown from seed from so called 'pure' red mulberries in Missouri and other locations where there are sizeable populations. But we cannot guarantee they are 'pure'. It is possible there are hybrids in this mix and leaf shape is not a good indicator.
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.