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About Shahtoot

Mulberry is perennial plant in Moraceae family. The color of the bark is varies from green to brown. The leaves are simple, alternate, stipulate and petiolate. In mulberry inflorescence is a catkin more than ten flowers grow around rachis being attached to the axial of new shoots.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 m
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Early autumn or May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Shahtoot care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 6.5 to 7
  • Temperature 20 to 28 degrees C
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Harvest Season Late spring and summer

    Shahtoot special feature

    Its leaves are used as food for silkworms.

    Shahtoot uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It can be used as a foliage plant and well known for its watery and delicious fruits

    Medicinal Use:

    • This plant is used in many pharmaceutical preparations
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Culinary Use:

    • 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
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow mulberry plant?

    Mulberry Plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant mulberry bush?

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

    Are mulberry poisonous?

    No, Mulberries are not poisonous as per published research findings.

    Where to plant mulberry bush?

    You can plant a Mulberry plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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. To propagate Mulberry by cuttings consider the following points. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant mulberry tree?

    To Plant Mulberry plant consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    Can you plant a mulberry tree in a pot?

    Yes you can plant a Mulberry tree in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

    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?

    Mulberry is perennial deciduous fruit plant in the family Moraceae.

    How to prune mulberry plant?

    Plant need little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant mulberry cuttings?

    To plant Mulberry cuttings consider the following points. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant mulberry cuttings?

    Plant Mulberry cuttings in January-February month

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