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Black Beauty Fruiting Mulberry Tree (Bush Form) (Semi-dwarf) - FT322

$24.99
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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2015.
  • Will begin shipping: January 9, 2015
Trees ship out of our warehouse as soon as we receive them (Dec-Jan). Watch our Heeling In Bare Root Trees video if you won't be ready to plant when the trees arrive.

Semi-dwarf.

Zones: 6-9

Chill hours: 400

Harvest: May 1 - June 15

Looks: Very large, long, black fruit similar in looks to a 3" long blackberry.

Personality: Fruit is large and juicy. Birds are highly attracted to it.

Facts of note: Fairly drought tolerant once established. The fruit ripens over a month long season rather than all at once, so enjoy a continuous harvest. Large, vigorous, disease-resistant tree. Excellent fruit for jams and jellies.

Pollination: Self-fruitful

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 mullberries can grow in a bushy-like habit if not trained young into a tree. The fruit is used extensively in jams. Mulberries are generally free of pests and diseases, although cankers and dieback can occur. Mulberries like a warm, well-drained soil, preferably a deep loam. Shallow soils such as those frequently found on chalk or gravel are not recommended. The trees are fairly drought tolerant once established. Trees are 2 years old and should fruit in their 3rd year.

Mulberries are prone to desiccation and frost damage when planted from bare root. To reduce the risk of plant loss it is a good idea to thoroughly hydrate the plant and prune back the lateral growth of the plant to reduce the amount of surface area exposure.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- 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 unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

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