White Mulberries are being recognized as one of the superfoods for battling diabetes, cholesterol and heart disease. The fruit contains a high level of fiber, protein and antioxidants with significantly less sugar than other types of fruit. White Mulberries are large white fruit with a slight red blush and very sweet flavor. Birds are much less fond of light-colored fruit. Mature height is 30-35 feet. Drought tolerant once established. Self-fertile. (Morus Alba)
Considerations for White Mulberry
USDA Zones: 6, 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:20-30 ft.
Mature Size:25-40 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to reduce height
Water Requirements:4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
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.
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