The Black English Mulberry has just finished fruiting. This late fruiting tree has the most flavoursome fruit. It is also the slowest growing of all the Mulberry varieties and trees can survive for many years becoming a firm favourite with children and adults alike. Be patient as this is the variety to plant if you want to leave a legacy, think of it a ‘slow feast’ tree. Gorgeous gnarled branches to climb and enough foliage to hide behind for hours while feasting on the sweet fruit.
It’s time to trim the tree if needed and even though they survive without much care they will respond to a mulch with compost or pea hay and an application of complete fertiliser such as PowerFeed Controlled Release for Flowers, Fruit & Citrus.