Seedling Red Mulberry
$5.00 – $15.00
Seedling Red Mulberry fruits can be used for fresh eating, drying, preserving, cooking, animal fodder and wildlife food. Leaves are high in protein and can be used for tea, medicinally, cooked as a vegetable (like grape leaves), or animal fodder.
About Seedling Red Mulberry
Seedling Red Mulberry is called moral in Spanish. Widespread in Eastern United States, it is a rapid-growing tree of valleys, flood plains, and low moist hillsides. The tree’s value is derived from its abundant fruits, which are eaten by people, birds, and small mammals. Fruits can be used for fresh eating, drying, preserving, cooking, animal fodder and wildlife food. Leaves are high in protein and can be used for tea, medicinally, cooked as a vegetable (like grape leaves), or animal fodder.
Mulberry Trees are large trees that produce fruit that resemble a blackberry, but the fruit doesn’t taste much like a blackberry. They are sweet and slightly tart and taste like… well, mulberries. There are about 15 Morus species and many more hybrids, but the three most common species (the Black, Red, and White) have ripe fruits that typically develop the color of their name… the Black Mulberry has dark purple, almost back fruit; the Red Mulberry has reddish fruit that will ripen to deep purple; the White Mulberry has green, unripe fruit that will turn white when ripe. However, there are varieties of all these trees that have a range of fruit colors. All mulberries have edible leaves and young stems, they need to be cooked. Used like grape leaves to wrap foods, or can be used like cooked greens, just discard the water in which you cook the leaves.
Latin Name: Morus rubra
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Light: Full sun, tolerates light shade
Pollination: Self-fertile. Plant two or more for cross-pollination and greater crops. Wind Pollinated
Bearing Age: 2-5 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 30+ ft. Can be kept smaller with pruning/coppicing.
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Harvest Time: Late Spring-Early Fall
Rootstock: Own roots
Yield: 5-25+ lbs
Forest Garden Use: Understory Layer, Overstory Layer, Wetland Layer
Bareroot, 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon, 7 gallon
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.