Sweet Lavender Mulberry
If you’re torn between your love of clean sidewalks and your love of mulberries then Sweet Lavender Mulberry is the one for you! White fruit will not stain and is extremely sweet with less tang of the red or black mulberries. Fruit is ideal for drying and very nutritious. Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5.
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 ‘Alba’
Site and Soil: Mulberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Persian White Mulberry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Persian White Mulberry is hardy to around -20° 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: 5