Black Beauty Fruiting Mulberry
Morus nigra 'Black Beauty'
Large, juicy, flavorful black berries load this tree each year! Eat the fruit fresh, or dry it for snacking later. The tree grows quickly to about 15', shorter than average for a mulberry, but can be pruned hard each year and kept much smaller. Leaves of M. nigra can be dried for a good black tea substitute, or fed to any homestead critters you may be raising - they are very high in protein and great fresh or dried for rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep - and, of course, silkworms.
Great as an ornamental or luxurious shade tree, it's self-fertile, grows quickly and bears fruit while still small and young, even if pruned hard each year.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 15' (Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August-October
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