Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 5 - 10 / in Pots: 4 - 11

$39.95

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Height Age Size Price Est. Arrival
18 - 26 IN 1 Year 1 Gallon $39.95 Monday, June 21st

Description

The Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree is a deciduous fruit tree that is easy to grow and delivers sweet Mulberries to eat fresh or use in multiple berry recipes. Mulberry Trees can normally grow to heights of 60 feet or more, but the Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree only gets 5 to 6 feet tall. This makes an extremely easy Mulberry Tree to grow, prune, maintain, and harvest. In fact, at such a small stature, you can plant the Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree almost anywhere in USDA Zones 5 to 10. You can also grow the Everbearing Mulberry Tree in a pot if you are limited on space, or live in a colder zone.

If you have never eaten a Mulberry, then you are in for a treat. Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree produce succulent, deep red to black berries that look like long blackberries and have a similar rich but tart flavor. Mulberries are great in salads, pies, smoothies, cobblers, and virtually any recipe that calls for fresh berries. The tree’s wood can be used for firewood, and the trees attract birds, bees, and butterflies. This Everbearing Mulberry variety makes an excellent addition to the edible landscape and, whether in the ground or in a container, will bloom in spring and summer to give you almost constant berries.

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree Care

Plant your Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree in early spring if you are in USDA Zones 5 to 10. Choose a spot that gets at least 5 hours of sun per day and has soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is twice the width and the same depth as the tree’s rootball. Water the hole and allow it to drain to remove any air pockets. Position the tree and backfill the hole with soil and compost. Water in well and mulch with leaves or tree bark. Water the new tree once per week for one month, then when the soil is dry to 2-inches deep.

Once the Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree is established and growing new foliage, it only needs water in periods of extended drought. Fertilize three times per year in spring, summer, and early fall using fruit tree fertilizer in the amounts indicated by the fertilizer manufacturer. Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees do not require pruning to produce berries. However, the trees can be trimmed to maintain size and shape. Prune Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees in winter before the new leaves sprout.

Fruit & Harvesting

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees are self-fertile so a single tree will make fruit. The trees bloom in spring and summer, and the berries ripen about two months after flowers set. Pick the darkest berries for eating fresh or baking, and the slightly red berries for making tea. Harvest Everbearing Mulberries by hand and collect in a small bucket or bag as you go. Mulberries produce deep red-purple juice that is famous for staining fingers and clothes, so you may wish to wear gloves and dress accordingly. In fact, mulberry juice is the main ingredient in some traditional dye preparation.

Everbearing Mulberries can be used for all recipes that call for blackberries, such as jams, cobblers, pies, and fruit salads. Mulberries are seldom dried, but they can be frozen for long-term storage. Frozen Mulberries can be blended and strained for use in drinks, smoothies, and desserts. Everbearing Mulberries contain iron, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and are considered to be a nutritionally valuable food.

Advice

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees are not picky when it comes to soil type. They only need soil that drains well and does not remain soggy. It is not uncommon to find mature Mulberry Trees on old farms that have been long neglected, but are still thriving and producing fruit. Therefore, a Everbearing Mulberry Tree is a great choice for the back corner of a large property, or a location that is only periodically visited such as a vacation home or hunting cabin.

At the same time the Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree is a balanced, upright, handsome tree with bright green leaves and white blooms that can be used as an ornamental garden tree that just happens to make delicious edible berries. This is a tree that is at home in a pot on the patio, in the edible garden where it is pruned and fertilized, or in the back lot where it gets no attention until you visit to pick some tasty fruit. Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees are easy to grow, adaptable, and loved by all who are lucky enough to grow them.

FAQs

Where will Everbearing Mulberry Trees grow?

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees can grow in the ground or in pots in USDA Zones 5 to 10, or in pots in colder zones.

When do Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees bloom?

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees bloom in both spring and summer.

Do Everbearing Mulberry Trees need to be pruned?

No, Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Trees do not require pruning to make fruit.

How can you tell if Mulberries are ripe?

Ripe Mulberries turn a deep purple or black when ready to harvest and use. Berries that are more red can still be eaten, but they will be less sweet.