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'.
BOTANICAL NAME Morus nigra
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