Mulberry trees were well known in the ancient civilizations . It tolerates phoenix weather well .It is deciduous plant ,can thrive in intense heat . Easy to grow fruit tree that will reward you with bountiful crops of fresh fruit in spring,
In Arizona some localities doesn't allow fruiting type of mulberry because of potential allergies.
Pakistan Mulberry Tree...
This Mulberry plant was Originated from Islamabad [ Pakistan]. It has purple-red, maroon colored fruits.There size varies from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches and 3/8 inch in diameter. At ouset the berry is green but it turns into dark purple-red color when ripe.It is firmer than the others with a very sweet and flavorful raspberry like flavor. Amazingly the fruit does not stain. The fruit ripens over several months in early summer.
The Persian Mulberry
The Persian mulberry tree is 20-30 fit tall.They have blackberry-like fruits witch are dark red in the begining and turn to black when ripe . Fruit are smaller than Pakistani Mulberry..
Che Mulberry(very rare)
This deciduous trees can eventually grow to about 25 ft. in height, but often remains broad, spreading bush or small tree if not otherwise trained when they are young. Immature wood is thorny but loses its thorns as it matures. Female trees are larger and more robust than male trees.
The che is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants
A Pakistani Mulberry planted two years ago and is about 14 ft tall and have hundred of berries this year may be seen in the picture.
The Persian Mulberry was planted at the same time but it does have so vigorous growth as Pakistani mulberry .Its Berries are much smaller and slightly tart flavor.
Che Mulberry was grafted on osage orange rootstock,have few small fruits this yea .All its fuits droped after some time. It was planted in oo9.
There is no special care needed. Mulberry plants take the hot Phoenix sun very well. In addition it tolerates frost very well.
Plant is drought tolerant. In order to get good crop, it requires to be watered regularly in the summer months. As with all the fruits trees, I irrigate them every 7-14 days during growing season and every 4 to 6 weeks during the winter.
We have 3 to 5 inch thick layer of partially compost mulch around the tree drip line. As it is vigorous growing tree, it needs regular fertilizer during the summer months.