The Everbearing Mulberry Tree is easy to grow and produces sweet Mulberries that can be eaten fresh or used in many baked goods. Some Mulberry Trees can get as tall as 60 feet, but our variety only reaches a height of 30 feet, so it is a practical fruit tree for the backyard or smaller garden. Mulberry Trees are fast growers that do best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 to 9. You can also grow a Black Mulberry Tree in a large container and bring it indoors in cold months if you live outside of the recommended zones.
Mulberries can be eaten fresh or used as ingredients for fruit salad, jam, and baked goods like pastries and cobblers. Birds love mulberries, the fruit juices can be used to dye fabrics, and in Florida the Seminoles historically used wood from mulberry trees to make both bows and arrows for hunting, and spears for fishing. These fast growing berry trees have been used as privacy plantings, shade trees, and sources of firewood in many areas for centuries.
Plant your Everbearing Mulberry Tree in the ground if you are in USDA Zones 6 to 9. Be mindful of overhead power lines and structures since the trees grow quickly and get tall. Be sure to allow at least fifteen feet on all sides for the tree to expand. Plant so the rootball surface is even with the ground surface, and water in well. Mulch with leaves, grass clippings, or wood chips. Water a newly planted tree once per week for the first two months, then only water if the soil is dry to 2 inches deep.
A mature Everbearing Mulberry Tree only needs to be watered in long conditions of drought. They will also grow fruit without fertilizer, but fertilizing can increase fruit production. If you are growing a Everbearing Mulberry Tree in a pot, choose a pot that has holes so water can drain fully. Plant in a pot that gives the new tree at least 3 inches of growing room all the way around and below the existing rootball. Use soil that is rich in organic matter and has perlite for drainage.
Fruit & Harvesting
Everbearing Mulberries are ripe when they are black and sweet. The juicy fruit will fall with a slight touch, and you can even harvest Black Mulberries by shaking branches and catching the ripe Mulberries on a tarp spread on the ground. You can also pick Mulberries before they are fully ripe although they will be slightly more tart in the deep red or red-burgundy stage.
Everbearing Mulberry Trees can bloom and set fruit throughout the year, but the highest yields occur when the trees set blooms in spring and the fruit ripens in summer. Everbearing Mulberry Tree fruit can be used for any recipe that calls for berries, like jam, jelly, cobbler, pies, and salads. They do not dry well, and are best when used fresh right after picking. You can also freeze them for use in drinks or smoothies.
Mulberry Trees do not need to be pruned in order to make fruit. You can trim them to keep their size down, or to configure the canopy in a more balanced shape. Prune them in winter before new growth appears. Always remove any dead branches and keep the area below the tree clear of fallen limbs. Dead and decaying branches left under a Everbearing Mulberry Tree can invite pests and fungus which may harm an otherwise healthy tree.
A Everbearing Mulberry Tree will grow fruit in very neglected conditions, but if you want bigger mulberries, and more of them, fertilize your tree with fruit tree fertilizer. Apply fertilizer in spring once new leaves are established. You can then feed the tree again once every 3 months or so. Apply fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s suggestion based on tree size and age, and always water fertilizer in well.
Where can Everbearing Mulberry Trees be grown?
Everbearing Mulberry Trees do best in USDA Zones 6 to 9. You can also grow them in containers outside of this area.
When will a Everbearing Mulberry Tree bloom?
Everbearing Mulberry Tree bloom the most in spring and the fruit comes about two months later. However, some trees will bloom and make some berries at other times of the year.
Do Mulberry Trees require prunning?
No. Mulberry Trees do not have to be pruned to produce fruit.
When are Mulberries ripe?
Mulberries turn deep black when ripe, and the fruit will be juicy and sweet. You can also eat them when they are red or deep crimson and a bit less sweet.
James Kryzak (verified owner) –
I need to order a new tree. My 40 pound puppy chewed it up. Destroyed.
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