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Persian Fruiting Mulberry Tree (Bush Form) (Standard) - FT323

Persian Fruiting Mulberry Tree (Bush Form)
$24.99
  • 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
  • Pre-Order Today!
  • Available to ship as soon as: January 9, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


Bush Form Standard.

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Harvest: June 1 - July 1
  • Looks: Large red to black fruit over an 1" long and usually an inch wide with an appearance similar to a blackberry.
  • Personality: The juicy fruit is excellent for jam, and boasts an appetizing berry-cherry flavor.
  • Facts of note: Morus nigra Trained as a tree or as a shrub, it is densely foliated with large heart-shaped leaves; vigorous, easy to care for, and excellent for shade. Easier to train as a bush and fairly drought resistant once it has been established. Black mulberries are the favorite for wine making and drying.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful

Photo by Tark Siala

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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