Nikita White™ Mulberry
A unique, Crimean variety, Nikita White™ Mulberry is prized for its large, juicy, very sweet, early ripening white fruit. Hardy to at least 0°F. Nikita White forms an attractive, compact tree. White mulberries are the sweetest of any mulberries, tasting like a spoon full of sugar in the form of a mulberry! Kids love them and will devour them like a flock of starlings.
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: Nikita White Mulberry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to around minus 10°F
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-15 feet tall
Ripening Time: June to August
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5-9