Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Morus alba x rubra. Exotic, sweet and delicious! remarkable Illinois bears fruit throughout the enitre sumer. Yielding in just a couple of years, the large, dark fruit resembles a blackberry but with a special and unique flavour. Trees are virtually pest and disease free and require little maintenance. Hardy to zone 4. 18-24" grafted tree.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 69.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 59.45 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 52.50 / pkg|
Important! Upon Arrival:
Keep moist and cool. Fruits and berries are shipped in dormant form so they can be transplanted out once the soil can be worked in the spring. Light frosts will not damage the plants as they are in the dormant stage. If you are unable to plant immediately, the plants can be stored for a short period of time. This should be a dark, cool (but not freezing) location such as an unheated garage, fridge or a cold cellar. They should also be kept moist, but not wet, until they are planted.
Unless you have heavy clay soil, there isn’t much to do in terms of soil preparation. You can add amendments such as compost or peat moss to the soil and/or a layer of mulch over the root area after planting will help retain moisture, especially during the first year. While it may be tempting to add fertilizer or manure to your freshly dug hole before planting your new tree, PLEASE resist! Fertilizer or manure in close contact with the root system could chemically burn the roots and potentially kill the tree.
Mulberry trees can grow quite large, up to 15-20 feet tall. Avoid planting near walkways and driveways as the fruit will drop and create stains. Mulberries are self-fertile and require full sunlight.
Trees take 2-3 years to begin producing fruit. The Illinois Everbearing Mulberry produces fruit continually throughout the summer. To harvest in quantity, spread a drop cloth or sheet on the ground and shake branches.