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Illinois Everbearing mulberry trees

Morus alba x Morus rubra
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Illinois Everbearing is an American hybrid mulberry, notable for its long black fruits. It produces fruits over a period of several weeks in mid-summer.

Unlike the traditional English mulberries which take many years to start bearing, Illinois Everbearing should being fruiting after 3-4 years.

Illinois Everbearing 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.

  • PG1Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree £49.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Illinois Everbearing is cold-hardy and easy to grow. However for best results in the UK plant in a warm sheltered spot in full sun, with plenty of space around it, and avoid pruning.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Illinois Everbearing originates from the USA and is a hybrid of the White mulberry and North American species - Morus alba x Morus rubra.

Illinois Everbearing characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Frost resistance of blossomSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • Morus alba x Morus rubra
    Carman
    An unusual mulberry, with large sweet white fruits. Carman starts fruiting at a much younger age than other mulberries.