Red Mulberry grow and care – tree of the genus Murus, Red Mulberry perennial deciduous plant, grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Flower is white and small, the flowers grow in groups that connected to each other in cone shape, there are female and male flowers that grow on separate trees.
Red Mulberry fruits
Mulberry fruits assembled from small cells (fruit) that make cone shape 2-4 cm. The mulberries color: red, light to dark purple dark.
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How to grow Red Mulberry 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:
Fruit make a lot of dirt, attract a lot of insect
End of the winter early spring
Pests and diseases:
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?
7-15 m, 21-45 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
Fruit harvest season:
In warm climate in the spring, in temperate climate summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mediterranean fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Red Mulberry 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?
Grow from seeds
Not recommend starting from seeds although it’s easy
Saving seeds until sowing:
Clean the seeds from fruit pulp, dry, cold area
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Moist, full sun, big amount of water
Do the seeds require burying?
Time to bury the seeds:
Little time of cold, don’t have too much time, temperature can be something like 5C or colder
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
End of the winter early spring
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Half shade/ or light, moist, big mount of water, take before the branch grow leaves
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Spring Planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Deciduous, Perennial plant, Tree
Plant Uses: Bonsai, Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers
Flower colors: White flower
Harvest Season: Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible Fruit
Culinary uses: Alcoholic beverages, Dried fruit, Eaten raw, Fruit, Ice pop & Ice cream plants, Jams, Juice