Mulberry Seeds - Black Mulberry

(Morus nigra) Perennial. Zones 5-9.

This old world fruit is growing in popularity here in Canada, and for good reason! Sweet, oblong berries hang abundantly from these trees.

The trees themselves grow to 30 feet and can live for hundreds of years, bearing fruit all the while.

 ** 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. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5-9

Edible: Yes


Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Moist, humus soil, however tolerant of many soil types.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 4 days, change the water every 24 hours. Then, mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 120 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds on the soil surface, ideally in a peat/perlite mix. Alternate soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C). Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30-60 days.

 How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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