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Mulberry trees have become an important link in the American fruit tree culture.  Basically, there are three types of mulberry tree cultivars, and all three kinds are based on the fruit color of the mulberry, black, red or white.  The early American colonists brought mulberry trees from Europe to grow that fed the silkworms in the profitable silk tree industry.  The mulberry trees were found to be free producers of berries that were used to feed and fatten hogs, chickens and cattle.  The berries contain high concentrations of anthocyanin, a chemical that is an important dye pigment that permanently colors cloth in colors of red, orange and purple.  Red mulberry trees, Morus rubra L. and black mulberry trees, Morus nigra L. are robustly flavored with a tantalizing mixture of lemony, sweet and fiery, tingling enjoyment that is rarely or never encountered from eating most other berries or fruits.  Considering  white mulberry trees, Morus alba L. on the other hand, the flavor is agreeable but blander with a tang or raisiny taste.  There is a warning issued to not eat white mulberries in the green stage before ripening into the white color, that has in certain cases caused a person to experience hallucinations.

Gelato Red Mulberry Tree Mystic Red Mulberry Tree Persian Mulberry Tree Superberry Black Mulberry Tree Whitey White Mulberry Tree
Gelato Red Mulberry Tree Mystic Red Mulberry Tree Persian Mulberry Tree Superberry Black Mulberry Tree Whitey White Mulberry Tree
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Whitey White Mulberry Plant
Mystic Red Mulberry
Persian Mulberry Trees

I'll never forget the first time I bit into a Mulberry that was grown on the tree I planted in my backyard. Not only was I satisfied with the flavor, I was overwhelmed with an accomplished feeling knowing I had taken care of the tree and cared for it until it finally produced fruit for me. With many different varieties I'm sure we can select one that will grow perfectly in your zone. Different sizes, shapes, and even colors; we'll be able to find something that will meet the needs of any future planter.