Illinois Everbearing Mulberry


Illinois Everbearing Mulberry

Morus alba x M. rubra 30x20' White County, Illinois, 1947.

Sweet flavorful purple-black 1" blackberry-like fruit is delicious fresh, in sauces, pies, fruit leather or smoothies. What fruit you don’t pick, the birds will. Great tree for viewing a huge variety of birds up close. Plant it next to the chicken pen where it will rain chicken feed into the yard for several weeks, or put down a sheet to collect the fruit as it falls.

Dense round-topped tree is one of the last to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to set fruit. Ripens in mid-July and continues for several weeks into late summer or longer. Aaron Parker of Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, ME had fruit on his tree into October!

Fast growing, even in poor soils. Prefers moist well-drained soils but otherwise adaptable. Full sun to partial shade; withstands pollution, drought, wind and salt. Self-fruitful grafted cultivar, so only one plant required for fruit. Z4/5. (3-6' bare-root trees)

494 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
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