Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti (Small Leaves) - Plant

Growing Mulberry plant is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know that the importance of its leaves and frutis, and how to care for Mulberry plants, you will be rewarded with many years of beautiful sweet fruits.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive nutrient rich fruit plants.
  • Low maintenance plant and easy to grow.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor .
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About Shahtoot

This product does not have the flowers and fruits at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and have the lovely fruits.

Morus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, and it is a small deciduous fast growing trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate regions of India.The plant has three main species by color of its fruits: white, red, and black mulberry.The leaves are simple and alternately arranged, and often lobed and serrated on the margin. Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow.

The fruit turns from pink to red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and has a sweet flavor when fully ripe. The plants are usually pruned once a year during the monsoon season to a height of 1.5–1.8 m (5–6 ft) and allowed to grow with a maximum of 8–10 shoots at the crown.Fruits are good source of iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Mulberry plant are good shade giving in the garden.

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 18 meter
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time August-October and February-May
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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  • Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and fruit development.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing of Shahtoot plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (August-October and February-March)
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Avoid applying water in hot afternoon because it may cause fungus infection.
  • Shahtoot care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)
    Watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 20-28 Degree Celcius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (August-October and February-March)
    Harvest Season October-December and June-July

    Shahtoot special feature

    Nutritional rich fruits and large green leaves.

    Shahtoot uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Mulberry plant are mainly used for its large foliage and sometimes as shade giving plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • Popularly fruits, roots and leaves of Mulberry are used for the treatment of dizziness, insomnia, premature aging, and they also have a protective effect against atherosclerosis, liver kidney disorders and inflammation
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Culinary Use:

    • Jams and sherbets, Mulberries are used in pies, tarts, wines, cordials, and herbal teas

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow mulberry plant?

    Mulberry trees should be planted in full sun with no less than 15 feet (5 m.) between trees, ideally in warm, well-draining soil such as deep loam. Ensure the soil is not remain wet. Once the mulberry tree growing in container establishes, water moderately when it is needed, you can observe it by poking the finger in top 1 inch surface of the soil. Reduce watering in winter if growing in cooler season.

    When to plant mulberry bush?

    Mulberry is mainly planted in the month of July – August.

    Are mulberry poisonous?

    No, mulberries are not poisonous

    Where to plant mulberry bush?

    Plant mulberry bush outdoor where it will get bight direct sunlight

    How to eat mulberry fruit?

    You can mix fresh mulberries with other fruits, add them to smoothies, put them in salads, or just eat them as they are.

    How to propagate mulberry plant?

    You can propagate a mulberry plant through seeds or cuttings.

    Can you plant a mulberry tree in a pot?

    Yes you can plant a mulberry tree in pot

    Can you eat mulberry fruit?

    Yes, you can eat mulberry fruit.

    Does mulberry fruit have seeds?

    Yes mulberry fruit has seeds

    When to plant mulberry seeds?

    Plant mulberry seeds in the month of July – August.

    What is mulberry plant?

    Morus, a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae

    How to prune mulberry plant?

    Pruning trees should be started when the tree is quite young and the scaffold branches have grown to the height you wish for in the canopy. Always cut the smaller branches back to their base on the scaffold. A round callused knob will form over the years. Always cut to the knob but not into it. Do not leave a stub that is more than ½ inch (1 cm.) at the knob.

    How to plant mulberry cuttings?

    1 Prepare a rooting container before gathering the mulberry cutting. Fill a 6-inch square pot with a mix of half perlite and half coarse sand. Pour water onto the mixture and let it drain for 20 minutes. 2 Gather a 4- to 6-inch-long cutting from a lateral mulberry branch. Choose one with soft, pliant growth at the tip and semi-hardened wood at the base of the stem. 3 Sever the cutting at a 45-degree angle just below a set of leaves. Use sharp, sturdy bypass shears to sever the cutting. Strip off the foliage along the lower half of the cutting's stem. 4 Poke a planting hole in the center of the perlite mixture. Make the hole just long enough to hold the hormone-treated end of the cutting. Insert it into the planting hole and press the perlite mixture snugly against the stem. 5 Place the potted mulberry cutting in a lightly shaded cold frame or outdoors in dappled shade. Shield it from direct sun, because the heat and intense light will stress the cutting.

    When to plant mulberry cuttings?

    Plant Mulberry cuttings in late spring or early summer


    Wednesday, 03 June 2020

    very very healthy plant. Its crazy tall and crazy grown already. Guys I am more than happy. Bangalore delivery is just 1 day, can't believe it.


    Friday, 03 April 2020

    Received plant in a very good condition, packing was awesome. started flowering very soon but they are not converting into fruits. little dissapointed.


    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Really nice and I have never seen anything like this before ...

    Suruchi Drolia
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