Pakistan Giant Fruit mulberry treesMorus
- Self-fertility: Self-fertile
A high quality mulberry from Islamabad, with very large fruits.
Pakistan Giant Fruit mulberry trees for sale
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 £70.00< 5 in stock
Very large tree
(4m-7m after 10 years)
Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.
The Pakistan mulberry, also known as the Giant Fruit mulberry, is notable for the very large size of its fruits. The black fruits are much longer than those of regular English mulberries and very sweet.
The fruit is best picked by placing a sheet under the tree and shaking the stem - the fruits are so delicate that hand-picking will damage them.
The fruits can be used for eating fresh when fully ripe (as black as possible), or for cooking if picked slightly under-ripe.
In warmer climates Pakistan mulberries ripen earlier than the traditional English varieties, but in the UK should ripen in early August.
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.
These trees are either grafted on Morus nigra rootstocks or grown from cuttings. In either case the trees are slow-growing but will eventually get very large - 6m and more.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
This variety is believed to have originated in Pakistan. In the 1980s examples were sent from the Plant Introduction and Genetic Resources Unit of the Pakistan Agricultural Resarch Centre at Islamabad to the USA and subsequently to the UK It is often known as the Giant Fruit mulberry. It is thought to be a hybrid of Morus nigra, the traditional mulberry grown in England (which originates from Persia).
Pakistan Giant Fruit characteristics
- Flowering group3