Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
One of the best Mulberry varieties for the Northwest and other regions of the US, Illinois Everbearing Mulberry is prized for its tasty, 1-1/2″ long fruit and its long ripening season, late June until early fall.
Exotic, sweet, and delicious, Mulberries are very popular in Central Asia and the Middle East. Now you can grow and enjoy this juicy and nutritious fruit! Mulberry fruit resembles a Blackberry and is delicious eaten fresh. It can also be dried for tasty winter snacks. Mulberries are pest and disease resistant and form an attractive, small tree with dark green, tropical foliage. Along the ancient Silk Road in Central Asia, Mulberries are widely grown for their foliage, which is used to feed silkworms.
Latin Name: Morus alba x rubra
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Illinois Everbearing Mulberry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Illinois Everbearing is hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 15-20ft. in height (occasionally up to 25+ ft)
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: July to September
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-7
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41