Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves ) - Plant
Description for Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves )
Morus comprises 10 to 16 species of deciduous trees. Mulberries are fast-growing when young, but soon become slow-growing.
The mulberry tree has a spreading habit and becomes crooked and gnarled with time, making an architectural feature.
It has attractive leaves. Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow. In most species the fruits turn pink and then red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and have a sweet flavor when fully ripe. The fruits of the white-fruited cultivar are white when ripe.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti||White||Early autumn or May||Up to 10 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant mulberries in spring as the soil warms up. Tolerant of a range of soils, mulberries can be grown against walls if space is limited.
|Full sun||Moist, loamy soil||Keep the soil moist||20 to 28 degrees C||In late winter, apply a general purpose fertilizer. In spring, apply a mulch of organic matter such as well-rotted manure.|
Caring for Shahtoot
- Staking mulberry trees in the early years will prevent windrock, leading to good root development.
- Shahtoot responds to applied water and nutrients.
- Shahtoot can be pruned during winter dormancy or rainy season.
Late spring and summer
Typical uses of Shahtoot
Special features: Fruits
Culinary use: Berries can be collected and eaten, in addition to the leaves which are used for tea. Mulberries are also made into pies, tarts, jellies, syrups, marmalade, juice and wine. They can be dried and used as a snack, or in puddings or oatmeal cookies and muffins.
Ornamental use: It can be used as a foliage plant.
Medicinal use: This plant is used in many pharmaceutical preparations.
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I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.
Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though
"I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.