Pakistan Mulberry has often been touted as the queen of mulberries due to its incredibly large 4″ long deep purple fruits. Fruits are so elongated they are almost bizarre looking and sure to wow your friends! Hardy to Zone 7.
Check out this great article from the LA Times on the, “Deliciously Strange Pakistan Mulberry”.
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 macroura
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Pakistan Mulberry is hardy to 0° F, possibly lower once established
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 15-30 ft. in height
Fruit Color: Deep Purple, up to 6″ long
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: July to September
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10