Popular Name: Botanical Name: Morus nigra Pack quantity: 1 4.5ltr potted tree Item code: 51647 Despatch: From 27th November 2018.
A magnificent tree with a wonderful history! These black mulberries were planted at the behest of King James I, who wished to establish a silk trade. Unfortunately silkworms feed only on the leaves of the white mulberry! Our stock derives from one of his original plantings in what is now the Chelsea Physic Garden. The berries ripen to purple-black in August and are juicy, delicious and sweet yet sharp. Mulberries are superb eaten fresh or made into jam.
Growing your own fruit trees is incredibly rewarding and the taste of the fruit picked is truly delicious – fresh, tangy and nutritious. Our range has been chosen with care and offers varieties which perform well in the UK, cropping readily for many years and providing structure and character to our gardens. Some varieties are self-fertile, perfect if you only have room for one or two trees, but we also list the pollination group for each variety we sell – helpful if you want to add to your collection further down the line. The vast majority of our range are offered as field grown, bare root trees dug freshly from the field (as opposed to cold stored), carefully packed and then despatched by courier. All bare root trees will be despatched from Late November onwards (weather depending), the perfect time for planting.
All our trees are supplied with a full and complete growing guide.
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