Mulberries (Morus spp) A vigorous, hardy, disease and pest resistant tree, the mulberry was often planted to attract birds keeping them away from other tree crops such as sweet cherries. It really is no wonder the birds love the juicy berries – the pleasing blend of sweetness and tartness makes it one of the best flavours of all fruits! Now new research is indicating that from a health standpoint, mulberries may actually be the most valuable tree fruit. Dried mulberries and even the leaves are being touted as the latest superfood. The fruit itself has an impressive antioxidant punch, but a compound in the leaves called DNJ is what’s creating excitement. Drinking mulberry leaf tea with your meal helps to control blood sugar and possibly prevent diabetes. The tree is also appreciated for its ornamental appeal, however the dark fruited varieties should be planted away from sidewalks and driveways, as the fallen fruits can cause staining. Bareroot unless otherwise stated

Mulberry : GERARDI 30-60cm (12-24") 1 gallon pot


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(Morus alba x rubra)
'Here we go round' the mulberry bush...' The children's nursery rhyme fails to identify the mulberry, but the fact it is called a bush might implicate Gerardi. With a mature height of only 2-2.5m (6-8') this is about as compact as it gets in the mulberry clan. This naturally dwarf form of mulberry was introduced by Gerardi Nursery of O'fallen, Illinois after being selected in the wild by Louis Gerardi. Some sources go on to suggest it was originally from the Himalayas. Well, Himalayas or no, the consensus on the fruit seems unanimously positive. Similar to Illinois Everbearing in fruit size, quality and even production and not a bit behind in flavour. Much to the dismay of your feathered friends, Gerardi is also easy to net.



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