This is one of the fastest growing mulberries at our farm growing more that 3-5 ft. per year until fruiting begins. Lustrous green leaves are very clean and free of disease throughout the summer. The trees are said to be resistant to witches broom which is common throughout the midwest and deforms trees. The taste and juiciness of black mulberries is much more worthwhile to grow compared to seedling mulberries you may commonly find where the flavor can sometimes be best described as insipid. Fruit size can run between 2- 4 inches in length. At this point, we use only the seedlings that survive at the farm location in zone 5. The seed source we use comes true to type and rarely hybridizes. Black mulberries contain 8 percent sugar and are high in potassium and vitamin C. This fruit is best enjoyed fresh. Trees are self fertile usually. Ships when closer to dormancy in early October in 2019.
|Genus & Species||Morus nigra|
|Seed Source||New York|
|Pollination Requirements||Can be both self fertile and require additional pollination with another black mulberry. Generally this species is fully fertile containing both male and female flowers or complete flowers.|
|Soil||Adaptable. Rock, clay, loam, sand.|
|Climate||Zone 5 to zone 10.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Anyone can grow it in almost any soil and climate. No insect or disease issues. Birds can beat you to them. Trees fruit in 3-6 years from seed. Trees grow 2-4 ft. per year.|