Kokuso Korean Mulberry
The Kokuso Korean Mulberry has sweet and delicious large dark fruit that can be 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. It is early bearing and a heavy producer. From Korea, and grown as far north as Minnesota, it is hardy in zones 5-9, possibly down to zone 4. It is one of the most cold hardy mulberries.
Exotic, sweet, and delicious, Mulberries are very popular in Central Asia and the Middle East. Now we can grow and enjoy this juicy and nutritious fruit! Mulberry fruit resembles a Blackberry and is delicious eaten fresh and can 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.
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to around minus 10°F
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity:
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: June to September
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5-9