Mulberry Seeds - Russian 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.
** 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 4-8
Growth Rate: Medium - 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.
- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".
*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*
- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!
- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant!
*Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*
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.