Chinese mulberry tree for sale – Easy plant to grow with edible fruits, planting in early autumn to spring better to buy plant, grafted tree need male and female tree or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Chinese mulberry tree – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 5-10, water needed – average amount, light conditions – full sun, height: 2-6m, 6-20 feet.
Blooming in the spring to summer in round shaped flowers that appear in white on green color.
Fruit harvesting in the summer to autumn in round shaped flowers that appear in red color.
Alternative names: Che, Chinese mulberry, Che mulberry, Silkworm thorn, Maclura tricuspidata, Chinese che, Mandarin melon berry, Cudrang, Storehousebush
Chinese mulberry tree for sale
Female trees are larger and more robust and resistant than male trees.
Origin – eastern Asia
Uses – the fruit is eaten fresh or dried. Fruits savor is similar to watermelon.
Location – Sunny location
Temperature – adaptable to high temperatures
Soil – well-drained, preference for a sandy soil with a slightly acidic pH.
Propagation – from seeds, the tree can take 10 years to bear fruits
Pruning – regular pruning to control the shape, in winter to favorize growth
Watering – the first-year water once a week. After this, water mostly in the dry season.
Fertilization – apply a balance fertilizer in the late spring
Harvesting – the fruit appears in the spring but will be ready for pick up in the early autumn. The fruits are ripe when they are soft and darkening (even with some blacking on the skin) with the time
Pests and diseases – pests and diseases free