The White Persian Mulberry produces large, soft, berries with intense sweetness and acidity. The fruit appears similar to a large blackberry white to rosy fruit. . The fruit clusters of Persian mulberries often bends the limbs low to the ground for easy harvest. We harvest by shaking the trees and collecting the mulberries on sheets beneath the tree. Dense shade for cooling during hot summers. A naturally smaller tree, Persian Mulberry, Morus nigra ‘Alba’, will grow to about 12-15 feet if not pruned. Can also be trained as a bush.
Considerations for White Persian Mulberry
USDA Zones: 6, 7,8,9,10
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 12-15 ft.
Recommended Spacing: 8-12 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.