Oscar Mulberry is a wonderful variety to grow as it is edible in the red stage when they have a raspberry like flavor, or in the black stage when they are among the finest flavored of the hardy mulberries. Oscar Mulberry is very early ripening. Zone 5-9.
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.
Latin Name: Morus alba
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25° F.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: up to 25 ft. in height
Taste: Raspberry-like flavor if picked red, sweet earthy flavor when picked black
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: July to September
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5-9