History: While the origins of the cultivar itself are unclear, Dwarf Everbearing mulberries can trace their history back to Mesopotamia and Persia where it is believed that Morus nigra originated. It can now be found naturalized in parts of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East where it has been cultivated for its edible properties. As a dwarf variety, Dwarf Everbearing is popular in gardens.
Why We Grow It: Soft and sweet with a hint of musk, it is hard to turn down fresh mulberries! In the right climate, Dwarf Everbearing will cycle in and out of fruiting for 10-12 weeks which gives you even more time to enjoy this lovely treat. It is also perfect for container growing, making a lovely patio plant in the summer and houseplant in the winter when pruned down to 4ft (for optimal fruiting).
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5b
Soil Preference: Prefers loam but is adaptable to most types of soil, salt tolerant
Growth Habits: Shrub reaches up to 2m, suitable for container growing but avoid letting it become rootbound. Pruning should be done while the tree is still growing to form the frame of branches for next year's blossoms.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination:Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Flowering Time: Spring
Bloom Colour: White
Ripens: Late June to Early August, dwarf mulberries will cycle in and out of fruiting for 10-12 weeks in the right climate