Mulberry Seeds - Russian White Mulberry
White Russian Mulberry (Morus alba tatarica) Zones 4-8. This mulberry is a cold hardy Russian variety, first introduced to North America by Russian Mennonites in the late 1800s. These berries are sweet, but less so than red varieties. Wonderful to cook with or to dry for winter use.
The trees are quite lovely, reaching 30 feet. Unpicked berries are a great food source for wild birds.
*60-80% Germination rate** Seeds require 60 days of cold moist stratification to awaken.
** Attention folks in Ontario: Did you know that Southern Ontario is the only region where the native Red Mulberry is found? It is an endangered tree species. Other types of mulberry can cross with Red Mulberry, thereby hybridizing the offspring and contributing to its disappearance. Please consider this.