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Mojo Berry® mulberry trees

Morus nigra
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

If you have always wanted to grow fresh mulberries but not had the space, this new dwarf mulberry is the answer. Traditional fruiting mulberry trees are usually slow-growing but eventually get very large - over 6m after 10-20 years. They also tend to take several years to begin fruiting. Mojo Berry changes all that - it reaches a mature height of about 1.5m within a few years, and should start fruiting from its second year. As supplied these trees are around 1m high.

However there are some compromises, the flavour for eating fresh is not quite as good as the old traditional mulberries, although still sweet and perfectly acceptable, and just as useful for culinary purposes.

Mojo Berry 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 11.5L pot-grown tree £52.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)

How to grow

Like all mulberries, this dwarf variety is reliably self-fertile so you only need one tree. It also fruits over a longer period in the summer than the full-size trees.

Be sure to protect the tree from freezing weather over the winter - the dwarf form is much less tolerant of frost than the full-size trees.

These trees are not grafted.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Mojo Berry is also known as Charlotte Russe®.

 

Mojo Berry 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
  • VigourNatural dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(10) 30F / -1C

Identification

  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRed / BlackWhite
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit