Are the white mulberry edible?
Mature fruits of the red mulberry has a dark red to almost black color. The white mulberry is indeed white, but not all the time. Sometimes the fruit is a dark purple, but it can also be a pink or white. Both are consumed by birds, but only red mulberry are edible to humans.
White mulberry (M. alba) is a fast-growing tree that can grow between 30 and 50 feet tall and wide in USDA zones 3b through 9, while contorted mulberry (M. australis "Unryu") only grows up to 25 feet tall and wide, with contorted or twisted branches often used for dried floral arrangements.
- Pollination. Some black mulberry bushes are monoecious, which means each plant bears both male and female reproductive organs. In monoecious plants, wind pollinates the fruit without the need for a separate tree. In either case, you do not need two black mulberry bushes to produce fruit.
- There are several, attractive fruitless selections or varieties of the white mulberry. They are male trees and include 'Stribling', 'Kingan', and 'Urban'. M. alba 'Pendula' is a weeping mulberry, and 'Chaparral' is a non-fruiting, weeping mulberry. Morus alba var.
- The Thuja Green Rocket is one of the fastest growing evergreens available. It can grow to 30 feet tall and 8-12 feet wide in as little as 8 to 15 years. For a single row privacy hedge plant at a 4-6 foot spacing. Norway Spruce – A fast growing evergreen that grows 2 feet per year once established.
Propagation: Mulberries can be grown from seed, although the plants can take 10 years or more to bear. Seed should be sown as soon as extracted from the fruit, although white mulberry seeds germinate better after stratifying one to three months before planting.
- If mulberry trees are a nuisance in your yard, one way to get rid of them is to kill the roots.
- Use a shovel to dig up small mulberry saplings.
- Cut larger mulberry trees off at the roots when the trees begin to grow foliage, usually between May and September.
- Fill a watering can with water.
- Put on protective gloves.
- Always plant several pits, as some won't germinate and not all those that do will survive their first birthday. In warmer areas of the peach tree range, you will need to stratify the seeds artificially in a refrigerator. In the fall, put the dry cleaned pits into a plastic bag and cover them with water.
- Years After Planting. After you plant a peach tree, the first two years are devoted to growing the vegetation and structure of the tree. Peaches grow only on branches that are 1 year old, but a 2-year-old tree is usually not large enough to produce and support a standard crop.
Mulberries are members of the Moraceae family, which includes the fig, breadfruit and sassafras trees. A few species are bushes, as mentioned in the nursery rhyme, but the fruit-bearing species worth growing are large trees. Of those, Morus alba, white mulberry, and M. nigra, black mulberry, are native to China.
- Propagation: Mulberries can be grown from seed, although the plants can take 10 years or more to bear. Seed should be sown as soon as extracted from the fruit, although white mulberry seeds germinate better after stratifying one to three months before planting.
- Mulberry trees (Morus spp.) are fast-growing deciduous trees that reach heights of 20 to 60 feet at maturity, depending on the variety. Although mulberry trees are often propagated by seed, propagating the plants by taking softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer is much faster.
- Planting of Olive trees (excluding the Swan Hill and Wilson varieties) and Mulberry trees is illegal in Pima County. Bamboo and palms are related to grasses but are rarely allergenic in Arizona. Fruit trees are not allergenic, but most nut trees are.
Updated: 6th October 2019