It's finally here! This exciting selection is named for the Trader family who planted the original tree about 1892 at their new homestead near Oriska, North Dakota. Family tradition indicates the mulberry was brought from Germany when William Trader immigrated to the U.S. Today, nearly 130 years later, this same tree is still producing sweet, delicious berries! Fruit size, flavour and ripening pattern are all very similar to Illinious Everbearing, but Trader is substantially more winter hardy. It can be grown either as a single trunk tree or multiple trunk shrub with size regulated by pruning.
In the 2021 catalogue we had indicated that a good supply should be available for this spring. However, an unfortunate combination of factors resulted in less growth, so most of them remain in our nursery plot for another season. Stay tuned for 2023! In the meantime we are offering this economic option. The small tissue culture plugs are what we plant in our nursery field and grow for 2 seasons.
SELF FERTILE | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST: EARLY JULY-EARLY SEPT.