Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
Morus alba x rubra 'Illinois Everbearing'
This grafted tree is hardy to -30F, which makes it one of the most widely adapted of all mulberries. It sometimes starts producing the first year after planting! It becomes a large shade tree very quickly, often growing 3'-5' per year in favorable conditions.
It bears an abundance of sweet, dark, highly-flavored fruit, 1-1/2 inches long x 1/2 inch wide that look like elongated blackberries, and have a delicious and distinctive sweet taste. The berries start to ripen a little later than some other cultivars, and ripen continuously throughout July, August, and into September, hence the 'Everbearing' name.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 30'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: July-September
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