Mulberry – Black English

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Description

Mulberry – Black English

Morus nigra

HEIGHT: 10.0m

WIDTH: 10.0m

*height & width at maturity

FRUIT: Heavy crop of long red to black berries, when fully ripe the fruit is very sweet and juicy with an unusual slightly acid taste. Ripens over a long time period.

POLLINATION: Self pollinating

MATURITY: Late November onwards

DESCRIPTION: Used in jams, fresh fruit, and also wines and juices. This is a medium growing tree with very good crops. The leaves can also be used as feed for silk worms.

TOLERANCES: This mulberry has a very low chill factor making it ideal for subtropical climates. Tolerant of moderate frosts.

TREE CARE: Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears in Spring. Annual pruning is required as fruit is produced on new season’s growth. Can prune after fruiting to keep to 3.0m.

PESTS AND DISEASES: Mealy bugs, Mites, white fly

FORM: Upright becoming rounded

FLOWERS: White, insignificant in spring

FOLIAGE and BARK: Light green foliage

GROWTH RATE: Fast

Additional information

Pot Size

33cm pot / 12" pot, 45L bag / 40cm pot

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