Persian Mulberry Tree
If you don’t mind the stain from the black fruit of the Persian Mulberry Tree you will be rewarded with what many describe as the best tasting fruit they’ve ever had. The black fruits will stain cement, cars, or anything else they fall on but after you get a taste of the Persian Mulberry the stain will be a small price to pay for a ride on the mulberry flavor train. This form of Persian Mulberry can grow to a height of 12-15 ft. Cold Hardy to USDA Zone 7b.
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 nigra
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Persian Mulberry Tree is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Persian Mulberry is hardy to around 0° F.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: July to September
Yield: 15-25 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Mulberries are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7b