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Illinois Everbearing mulberry trees

Morus alba x Morus rubra
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
An American hybrid mulberry, producing long black fruits from an early age.

Illinois Everbearing mulberry trees for sale

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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. It also won't get so big - probably around 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

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

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

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