Hardy form of the fruiting Cultivated mulberry
This is one of the fastest growing mulberries growing more that 3-5 ft. per year until fruiting begins. Lustrous green leaves are very clean and free of disease throughout the summer. Both the taste and juiciness of black mulberries, especially the nigra species, is much more worthwhile to grow compared to seedling mulberries you may commonly find. Usually the fruit is also larger reaching up to 4 inches long on some seedlings. At this point only the seedlings that survive at the farm location, zone 5-6 are used. Except for one grafted selection all of the other grafts we had died here and so we discontinued trying to produce our own seed from grafted varieties as these were developed from more 'southern' types. Now we are just starting to grow out the hardiest ones here and that is what we are offering for sale. Black mulberries contain 8 percent sugar and are high in potassium and vitamin C. This fruit is best enjoyed fresh. Currently in production for fall of 2018.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Morus nigraSeed Source:
-15F or so.Height (ft):
Tricky. Can be both self fertile and require additional pollination with another black mulberry.Soil:
Adaptable. Rock, clay, loam, sand.Climate:
Zone 6ish to zone 10. Quasi zone 5-we are working on greater cold hardiness with some seedlings fruiting in 2017.Ease of Cultivation:
Anyone can grow it in almost any soil and climate. No insect or disease issues. Birds can beat you to them.