Black Mulberry
Morus nigra

Attractive medium to large, spreading, deciduous fruit tree. Long lived and heavy bearing. It’s lush dark green foliage makes it a good shade tree in the warmer months. Ripe fruit are black, large and sweet and are produced on mass in Spring through Summer. The high nutrient content of the foliage also makes it a great fodder tree.

For best results, plant in a sunny to partially shady position in compost enriched soil and mulch well. Suited to most fertile soils however, it does not like dry sandy soil or humid tropical climates. Prune in winter to desired shape. Ideal for chicken pens.

The sweet ripe fruit can be enjoyed straight off the tree or can be used to make jams and desserts. Take care picking the ripe fruit as it can easily stain.