Jerusalem mulberry trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

A traditional Mulberry with large black fruits. Jerusalem ripens in the middle of the mulberry season - at the end of August in southern England.

Jerusalem mulberry trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Jerusalem

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Red / Black
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates

Pollination guide for Jerusalem

Jerusalem is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Jerusalem mulberry trees

Mulberry trees are self-fertile, easy to grow, and tend not to suffer from diseases. Fruiting should begin after 7-8 years, and the tree will continue to grow for a decade or more, reaching a height and spread of at least 6m / 20ft if not more.

Plant in a sunny position with plenty of space. Keep the tree well-watered over the spring and summer in its first few years, and feed regularly until the tree has established.

As with all mulberry trees, pruning is best avoided and is rarely necessary.

Botanical name

Morus nigra 'Jerusalem'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.