With mulberry trees, you can enjoy smaller versions
Last week we talked about mulberry trees and I got a great many calls — especially about their sizes.
Nowadays most of us have smaller areas to grow trees.
A tree that takes up a quarter acre is not a good choice, no mater how great the tree is or how tasty the fruit it yields.
I have a choice for you urban, small-lot gardeners: the Oriental mulberry tree.
I had an Oriental mulberry tree years ago and loved it dearly.
An Oriental mulberry tends to grow to about 6 or 7 feet tall. It will have an attractive canopy with giant candelabra fruit that’s about 2 to 3 inches long and hangs down in easy picking range.
I named my Oriental mulberry “Buddha.” It was one of my favorite trees of all time, both in terms of looks and taste of the fruit.
If you have a Florida mulberry tree in full bloom in a large container (as I do), now is the time to trim it, so that it will yield larger fruit. Also, keep watering it as our weather continues to be extremely dry.
If you have any questions, give me a call at 561-744-4750 or e-mail me at cleren5@ aol.com.