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Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves ) - Plant

Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves ) - Plant
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Morus, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as mulberries.
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Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves ) Plant

Description for Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti ( Big Leaves )

Plant height: 15 - 23 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

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.

Common name(s): Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: Early autumn or May
Max reacahble height: Up to 10 m
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant mulberries in spring as the soil warm up. Tolerant of a range of soils, mulberries can be grown against walls if space is limited. You can also propagate mulberry trees from cuttings. Mulching also resists heat in summer, so a top layer of mulch is a good idea for a mulberry tree growing in a warm climate. Plant the cuttings/saplings at a spacing of 75 / 105 cm x 90 cm.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Moist, loamy soil
Water: Keep the soil moist
Temperature: 20 to 28 degrees C
Fertilizer: 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.

Harvesting

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.

References

  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=642
  • http://www.heirloom-organics.com/guide/va/guidetogrowingmulberry.html
  • https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/mulberry.html

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4 / 5 Ravinder Kumbam 02 July 2018
Can this grown in hot places.
5 / 5 Claire Montgomery 02 July 2018
Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.
4 / 5 Rajesh Reddy 29 June 2018
Received in good condition. Liked them very much!
4 / 5 Shyamali Basu 27 June 2018
It is easiest to grow houseplant.
5 / 5 Shiva Ranjani Reddy 24 June 2018
excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.

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