Cricket Hill Garden
Morus, 'Hartoot' mulberry
Variety description: A new cultivar for us. Little information is available on its origins. 'Toot' means mulberry in Persian. Leaves are exceptionally large like those of Morus macroura. This cultivar has withstood our USDA zone 6a winter without damage.
Our young tree set a few fruit this year but birds and chipmonks beat us to them, so we have yet to try the berries. We are told that it less productive than other mulberry cultivars. The fruit however is reported to be very large with a sweet, rich flavor.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Like other fruit trees, mulberries will do well in fertile, well drained soil. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6-9. Untested in zone 5, but likely hardy to zone 5b.
Size at maturity: With training when young and semi-annual pruning, mulberries can be maintained at 15-20'.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2' tall with strong central leader.
When we ship: FALL 2023
Shipping restrictions: None.