Commercially valued as the sole food source of the silkworm, the white mulberry, Morus alba, makes an attractive garden tree. It bears large lobed leaves, inconspicuous flowers and juicy dark fruits. While the fruits are edible they’re said to be inferior to those of the black mulberry, Morus nigra.
Grow Morus alba in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, ideally with the added protection of a south- or west-facing wall. Keep protected from cold, drying winds.
Mulberry seeds have a deep dormancy within them, this requires a degree of patience to overcome and it is usually quite easy to get high levels of germination if the correct procedures are followed.
Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours and drain.
Next prepare a free draining substrate into which the seeds are to be mixed, moist sand is thought to give the best results for this although you could use a 50/50 mixture of compost and sharp sand, The chosen substrate needs to be moist (but not wet), if you can squeeze water out of it with your hand it is too wet and your seeds may drown and die.
Price is for 10 seeds
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