How to Grow:
Mulberry trees can be planted after the last spring frost in the spring and 8 weeks before the first fall frost. Trees and bushes are best planted in the spring or fall. They don’t transplant well in the heat. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Mulberry trees should be planted at least 15 feet apart from each other. Mulberries will require full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water weekly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for mulberries:
Mulberries will be ready to harvest approximately 10 years after planting from seed. Most mulberry trees will fruit from the late spring to late summer. Wait to pick the mulberries until they have turned to their final color (varieties include white, red, and black). Simply pull the berries straight from the tree!