Extremely cold-hardy mulberry that is highly productive of plump, semi-sweet, firm mulberries. Kokuso is actually a different species of mulberry and is one you shouldn’t miss! Vigorous growing, semi-dwarf in size makes it a perfect climbing tree, Heavy producer of plump, much bigger than average dark purple-black berries with superior mild flavor, firm texture and nice sweetness. Produces early in the season (late May in KY) and finishes in about 2 weeks. Let the berries get fully ripe on the tree for best flavor. This mulberry doesn’t readily drop it’s berries, so you lose less fruit. Ideal for processing and handles well due to firmer berries; doesn’t leak much juice. Excellent quality berry. Especially suited to colder northern areas.
Resistant to: Mulberries are generally resistant to insects and diseases.
Uses: Perfect processing fruit. Good fresh eating.
Pollination: Mulberries need no pollination to set fruit.
Rootstock: Grafted onto native Red Mulberry (Morus rubra).
Plant Size: Plant Size: Bare-Root March-May, sold potted in tree tube in June, 1-3 FT tall tree in Certified Organic potting mix.
Zones 5-8 (estimated)
No synthetic chemicals or sprays used in our greenhouses.