Black mulberries originated in the mountains of Mesopotamia and Persia. They are found throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey today. The Black Mulberry bush has black juicy berries with tasty blackberry-like flavor. Small fruit about the size of blackberry, dark purple almost black with richly flavored flesh. Often planted to attract birds away from cherries. Self-fertile.
Considerations for Black Mulberry Bush
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses:Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies
Bloom Period:Very Late
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:1-3 years
Recommended Spacing:4-6 ft.
Mature Size:6-10 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to reduce height
Water Requierments:4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Small bush
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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