Red Mulberry, morus rubra

Red Mulberry, morus rubra
Item# DA-redmulberry
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - Louisiana

The Red Mulberry is a rapidly growing tree from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. It is a small tree, usually only reaching 20-30 feet tall, with trunk diameters rarely larger that 2 feet. It usually has a short trunk and a dense, spreading crown. The leaves are alternate, thin, rounded, or somewhat heart-shaped, toothed, pointed, 3 to 5 inches long, rough-hairy above and soft-hairy beneath. Leaves from young branches are mitten shaped while leaves from older branches are not lobed. The fruit resembles that of a blackberry. Fruites are red when immature, turning deep purple when ripe, usually in late June or July. Berries are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, sweet and juicy. The bark is a dark brown with reddish tinge. It is scaly, with the tips of the scales curling and peeling off. Its uses are for fresh fruit, jelly, cold drink and cooked vegetable. It's cold hardy to zone 4.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 4 days, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Surface sow, tamp soil, mulch seed bed, keep moist. Can be sown outdoors in fall for spring germination. Unstratified seeds sown in the spring will start to germinate the following spring.