Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti (Small Leaves) - Plant
Description for Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti (Small Leaves)
The mulberry tree has a spreading habit and becomes crooked and gnarled with time, making an architectural feature. It has attractive leaves and tasty fruit that are rarely found in the shops. Tolerant of a range of soils, mulberries can be grown against walls if space is limited.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||-||-||20 to 30 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
Plant mulberries in spring as the soil warms up.
|Full sun.||Slightly acidic (pH around 6.0), moist soil that is deep enough to support its potentially extensive root structure.||Keep the soil moist.||Hardy to minus 25 degrees F.||In late winter, apply a general purpose fertiliser such as Growmore or fish, blood and bone at a rate of 70g per sq m (2oz per sq yd). 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.
Typical uses of Shahtoot
Culinary use: It produces tasty berries which 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.
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