DWARF EVERBEARING

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DWARF EVERBEARING

Product Description:

Our Dwarf Everbearing mulberry can tuck into the tightest landscape or thrive in a pot on the patio. Easy to maintain, it will produce full-size berries that are sweet with a delicious, rich flavor reminiscent of blackberries.

Mulberry plants are 1 year old and ship at the end of March/beginning of April in 3 ½ inch pots. Order early for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order. Available only in the contiguous US.
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$17.95
$17.95
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Plant Spacing 2–3'
Plant height 4–6'
Hardiness Zone 5–10
Bearing Age 2–3 years
Ripening Time Summer/fall
Pollinator Required No

Morus nigra Mulberries have been prized for centuries, and we’re happy to offer a variety that even gardeners with very limited space can accommodate. Ripening continuously throughout the season, the multipurpose fruit is good for jam, pies, juice and wine. Wildlife relish the fruit, and the leaves are the sole source of food for silk worms!


Initial Instructions
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to full sun exposure and nighttime temperatures. Mulberries prefer slightly acidic soil (pH approximately 5.5-6.5). Choose a location in full sun with good drainage. Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the pot that the plant arrived in. Set the mulberry slightly higher than the existing soil line, backfill, gently tamp to firm the soil and remove air pockets, and water well. We recommend removing the first year’s blossoms as they appear. This diverts the plant’s energy and allows it to establish a strong root system. If you choose to keep your mulberry in a pot, choose a container that is at least 1-gallon capacity for the first growing season, and plan to up-pot as the plant grows.

Cultivation
Water regularly during the first growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Mulberries require about 1 inch of water per week during the growing season. Spread about ¼ cup of Territorial’s Complete Fertilizer around the base of the plant in early spring. Distribute the fertilizer evenly from the canopy line of the plant in towards the trunk, but avoid piling the fertilizer against the trunk. Scratch the fertilizer into the top of the soil and water in. Prune plants in late winter if necessary to maintain shape or anytime to remove dead wood.

Harvest
Start picking berries in summer. The berries will be large, very dark blue and sweet when ready.

Size at Maturity
4-6 feet tall (or smaller with pruning)

Pollination
Mulberries are self-fertile

Pests & Diseases
Mulberries are generally not bothered by pests or disease

Soil Type
Mulberries prefer moist, slightly acidic (approximately 5.5-6.5 pH), well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Peat moss, sawdust and composted oak leaves are good amendments to add humus and lower the pH of the soil.

Light Requirements
Full sun to part shade

Yield
15-25 pounds per plant

Bloom Time
Spring