Germination Days : 60 cold
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 20
When To Plant : Summer
When To Plant : Fall
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Black Mulberry TMU-7740



Berries like blackberries or boysenberries in appearance,

but on a shade tree instead of a thorny bramble.

Short trunk with dense, spreading head.

Great shade tree. Large, dark-red berries the equal of any vine berry in flavor and sweetness-and more nutritious with a fair amount of protein.

Sweet and delicious. Needs sun, but not finicky about soil. Plants generally self-fertile and require minimal pruning. Somewhat drought-hardy once established. Grows to 15' by 15'.


GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Seeds need a moist chilling period in a dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton) but not wet stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks will do this. Start in flats for first year, then transplant to a large pot for another year, then plant. Generally, prepare the tree's permanent spot as you would any perennial crop.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 5-10 /Height 15'/Matures 5-7 yrs



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Black Mulberry
on 01/26/17 by Rebecca McCarty in Sierra foothills, California

Planted Blk. Mulberry seed form Bountiful Gardens in 2006 according to directions. 5 out of 20 sprouted. Planted them out the next year, three survived (two were munched up by loose goats), in three years they bore their first small crop, and were 8 to 10 feet tall (20o9), now (2017) they are 20 to 25 feet tall, and have born progressively bigger crops each year. Care: not much, water a few times in summer if it is super dry. Pros: pretty shade tree... come ripe early, grow fast, cuttings root easily, nice fall color. Cons: birds love them and will compete for the harvest, which for me is OK because my cherries come ripe at the same time, the thing is, birds like the mulberries better. Reccomend them