King James 1st is a traditional English mulberry, dating from the reign of James 1st in the 17th century. It is also widely known as Chelsea.
It remains the most popular of mulberries, and is notable for the flavour of the fruits. The fruits are a black/red colour.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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King James 1st is in flowering group . King James 1st 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
Mulberry trees are self-fertile, easy to grow, and tend not to suffer from diseases. King James is fairly precocious by Mulberry standards, starting to fruit after a leisurely 6 years or so of growing.
England, 17th century.
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