Morus nigra growing tree of the genus Murus, is also known as Black mulberry, Morus nigra perennial deciduous plant, grow in temperate or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Flowers color white, small flowers grow in groups that connected to each other in cone shape, there are female and male flowers that grow on separate trees,

Morus nigra fruits

Mulberry fruits assembled from small cells (fruit) that make cone shape 2-6 cm. the mulberries color: dark purple, black

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Requirements for Morus nigra growing and care:

Add irrigation in the fruit season, two trees male and female

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but it insure the fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:
the fruit make a lot of dirt, attract a lot of insect

Planting season:
End of the winter early spring

Pests and diseases:
Silk worm

Pruning season:
End of autumn start of the winter

How to prune:
Recommend to keep the tree short, easy to manage the big amount of fruits

Size of the plant?
3-15 m, 10-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
Small white flower that connected to each other in cone shape

Thinning the bloom:
Just the first year should thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
In warm climate in the end of the spring, in temperate climate the beginning of summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mediterranean fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Morus nigra fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Can be cover with net (not recommend), to make the pick-up easier should put sheet or big nylon

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2 years

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Not recommend starting from seeds although it’s easy

Saving seeds until sowing:
Clean the seeds from fruit pulp, dry, cold area

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
Pot/container

Depth of Sowing:
1 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist ground, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
1-7 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist, full sun, big amount of water

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

Time to bury the seeds:
Winter

Chilling Requirements
Little time of cold, don’t have too much time, temperature can be something like 5C or colder

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
End of the winter early spring

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
3-4 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Half shade/ or light, moist, big mount of water, take before the branch grow leaves

Scientific name:

Murus nigra

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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