Morus nigra
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Morus nigra

black mulberry

  family moraceae 
  genus morus 

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Genus  Morus Species  nigra Variety  Cultivar  Common names  black mulberry Family  MORACEAE Specimen number  S10389 Data source  GrUnFr p231;UnFruit pp173-183
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' - 30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Morus nigra can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are a purplish-black drupe with dark red juice and good acidity. It is large, juicy, sweet and tart; it has the best flavor of the mulberries. Among its many possible uses in the kitchen, Morus nigra is often used in jam, in drinks and in sweets. In the distillery, Black mulberry is made into wine. This plant is most commonly used dried or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting   Layering   Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jul 01 - Jul 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Jam   Wine   Drinks   Dried   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts a purplish-black drupe with dark red juice and good acidity Flavor / texture  large, juicy, sweet and tart; it has the best flavor of the mulberries
Horticulture notes  Morus nigra is self fertile. Crops can be harvested throughout July. Black mulberry can be propagated using a cutting or by layering or by seed. This plant most likely originates from Persia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Morus nigra is a woody perennial. Black mulberry is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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