Chinese mulberry growing tree or shrub of the genus Maclura, also known as Che mulberry or Che, Chinese mulberry is perennial deciduous plant and also used as ornamental plants sometimes with thorns, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Flowers small and the color is white, flowers grow in groups that connected to each other in round shape, the trees are separate to female and male flowers that grow on separate trees.
Chinese mulberry flower
Fruit edible and actually a lot of little fruit that connected and create shape of ball with a lot of angle the size of the fruits 2-5 cm.
Seeds black small and edible, some of the cultivators are seedless and the tree is only a female and don’t need male.
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Requirements for Chinese mulberry growing and care:
Female and male tree, some cultivator don’t need two trees just female
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruits attacked easily, big thorn, the plant sending basal shoots from the ground and cover big area (aggressive)
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Open the growth of the branch
Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring – summer
General information about the flower
Small white flower
Thinning the bloom:
First year need to thinning the blossom
Pollination is done by:
Bees and fly, some cultivars self-pollinate
Fruit harvest season:
Summer – autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mediterranean fruit fly, aphids
What can be done with big quantities of Chinese mulberry fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, juice, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit?