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Morus nigra – mulberry

Mulberry, photo courtesy of Cantaloupe Alone/flickr.com

Mulberry, photo courtesy of Cantaloupe Alone/flickr.com

The mulberry is a beautiful tree that spreads, and it gradually acquires a fascinating crooked and gnarled appearance. It produces juicy-purplish-black fruit resembling a blackberry, of superb flavour that can be eaten as it is, or used in desserts and preserves – or even for wine. It ripens from mid-August to September, and it tends to fall from the tree as soon as it is ripe. This is why you never find mulberries in supermarkets: it is just too delicate! So it is ideal as a unique, original tree for the garden. The fruit ripens over an extended period of time and so you can enjoy it day by day.

Click here to go to the Tree Varieties page, where you can select this and other varieties in a provisional order

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