Chill hours: 400
Harvest: April – July
Looks: Very large, long, red-maroon fruit similar in looks to a 3″ long blackberry.
Personality: Firm fruit has a very sweet raspberry-like flavor.
Facts of note: Fairly drought tolerant once established. The fruit ripens over a long season rather than all at once, so enjoy a continuous harvest. Large, vigorous, disease-resistant tree, grows to 30-35 ft. Excellent fruit for jams and jellies.
Mulberry trees are native to tropical climates and produce a sweet multiple-fruit (looks somewhat like a long skinny blackberry). The trees grow swiftly at first but soon become slow growing, a mature tree rarely reaches over 30 ft. Black mulberries can grow in a bushy-like habit if not trained young into a tree. The fruit is used extensively in jams. The trees are fairly drought tolerant once established. Trees are 2 years old and should fruit in their 3rd year.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you’d like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional shipping charges will apply.
Chill Hours Needed 300-500 hours Fruit is Good For Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 6 – 9