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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 £36.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree £49.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree £49.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Identification

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

Similar varieties

  • Morus alba x Morus rubra
    Illinois Everbearing
    An American hybrid mulberry, producing long black fruits from an early age.