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Carman mulberry trees

Morus alba x Morus rubra
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Carman is an attractive hybrid mulberry, and a good choice if you are looking for something a bit different from the mainstream fruiting mulberry varieties.

Carman is a Canadian mulberry, and differs from the English ones in several respects. Firstly, and most obviously, the fruits are larger, and creamy-white, rather than red or black. They also ripen a bit earlier than the English mulberries, usually in July.

Another significant difference is that Carman is very precocious - it fruits from a young age, typically around 3-4 years, which is much earlier than the traditional English mulberries.

Carman mulberry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree £40.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • PG2Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree £50.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

As with all mulberries, for best results plant this tree in a warm sheltered spot in full sun, with plenty of space around it. Avoid pruning as far as possible.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Carman originates from Canada and is a hybrid of the White mulberry and North American species - Morus alba x Morus rubra.

Carman characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originCanada
    • Fruit colourWhite
    • Fruit sizeLarge
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit

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