This Lavender mulberry is valued for its flavorful soft-fleshed fruit, heavy crop, and lengthened ripening period. The reddish-black berries are sweet and aromatic, and are ideal for making jams/jellies, or colorful ice cream. Also great for juice and syrups or simply eaten fresh for dessert. Noted as the best mulberry by fruit tasters in Geneva, New York. Self-fertile.
Considerations for Lavender Mulberry
USDA Zones: 6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Self-Fertile variety
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 12-20 ft.
Recommended Spacing: 12-20 ft.
Uses: Fresh eating, dessert, jams, drying
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.