Mulberry trees were treasured a valuable fruit tree in the ancient civilizations for feeding families, fattening livestock and feeding wildlife animals. Basically there are 3 color types of mulberries, black (Morus nigra), red (Morus rubrum) and white (Morus alba), each type being edible. Improved hybrid mulberrry cultivars are often grafted on red mulberry root-stock to dwarf the tree, making the trees ideal for planting in small backyard gardens. Very often hybrid trees bear the 1st year.
Black, White & Red Mulberry Trees
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Persian Black Mulberry Trees
The Mulberry Tree is one of the fastest growing shade trees in America, growing as much as 10 feet in a single year. The fast growing characteristic is due primarily to the huge sized leaves and the vigorous root system.
Persian mulberry trees are exceptional hybrids that are grafted to a rootstock that dwarfs the tree to make the mulberries more accessible to eat. These berries appear usually before the leaves in crowded black clusters. Persian mulberries are delicious to eat when ripened on the tree with a pleasant balance of acid and sweetness, a noticeable flavor improvement over the wild seedling types. The large green heart shaped leaves provide a cooling shade near a patio during the summer heat surge.
The Mulberry tree is a very curious and unique tree.The Fruit from the Mulberry Trees are similar in appearance to an elongated blackberry or raspberry and have a sweet flavor.