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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Mulberry

Plants for Spring 2019 Shipping

NOTE: We’re ‘closed’ for shipping for Spring 2019. We’ll update our inventory for Fall 2019 shipping around Summer Solstice. Check back early July, or look for a newsletter update that we’re open again. Thanks for your patience. We’re a tiny nursery and are trying our best to keep up with the interest and excitement over these wonderful plants!

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants in the early spring when the ground has thawed but the plants haven’t started actively growing. For our climate this is normally sometime between later March and mid-April… We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship!

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Mulberry

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Mulberry

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Morus Alba - Tatarica
We grow a Mulberry type also known as White Mulberry or Russian Mulberry.
Mulberry is very adaptable, but really enjoys a rich ‘bottomland’ type soil and a large amount of light. Widely documented as tolerant to Black Walnut influence (we are planning to install many trees in association with Black Walnut to truly test for ourselves, but many folks report Morus Alba to be completely tolerant). Please know that Mulberry may be male or female (dioecious) and a single tree may quite well turn out to be male and not bear fruit. Planting a few will give a much better chance for good fruit set…
Some potential uses for Mulberry in the permaculture landscape:
- Fresh fruit! (quite obvious!)
- Ample fruit/nutrition for chickens and other animals (drops ripe fruits over long period, provides deep shade in mid-summer, excellent cover tree for chickens)
- Firewood! (Morus family has some of the highest BTU of any wood, and it grows insanely fast)
- Chop and drop (huge glossy leaves and very fast growing branches are filled with nutrient and life to stimulate the soil)
- Erosion control/silt catch (tolerant of periodic moist conditions and always up for a rich meal of fresh soil, Mulberry can be part of a ‘wall’ to collect nutrient and stop periodic running water from ripping out soils)
- Rootstock - (This variety makes a very cold hardy and strong rootstock for ‘fancy’ mulberry types like Illinois Everbearing, etc… You could plant these seedlings, see what you think of the fruit, and graft some over to nicer known types down the road.)
- Lots more!

Ready to learn more about this plant than you ever thought you’d want to?…
https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Morus+alba

We’ve got a few options of plant stock to meet your budget and goals… They are organized by size at time of digging from nursery. They grow VERY quickly so whatever you go with should establish well for you.

Site Preference:
Enjoys full sun and deep rich soil, but seems tolerant to a much wider range of conditions. Very adaptable and ready to grow!

Size:
Can get 50’ or so tall, and will be a broad, spreading tree form. Can also be coppiced/pollarded into shrub or sub-tree form.

Hardiness:
Zone 4

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