Morus nigra (Black Mulberry) 200mm
Compact vigorous grower with early large elongated
deep red/black fruit. Rich mulberry flavour.
FEATURES: Attractively foliaged medium to eventually large
spreading tree which is long-living. Thick dark green foliage
makes good shade. Young trees are fast-growing and early to
fruit. Mulberries ripen progressively so some immature fruit
is coming along while some are ready to eat. The ripe fruit is
black and fall with little effort to remove them. Heavy bearer.
CONDITIONS: Suited to most soils in sunny sites. Tolerant of
frost and not suited to tropical climates nor dry sandy soils.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Enrich the soil with well-rotted compost
and mulch well. Cross-pollination is not required. Take a little
care to avoid the juice as it can stain fabric. (Soak out in cold
water) Prune moderately in early July.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
eat fruit fresh or cooked in pies or desserts
fresh fruit will keep a few days in the fridge
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