Mulberry trees are a very popular choice and always sell out before the end of the season (August). If we are sold out you can still purchase one now for guaranteed delivery when the growing season starts again in August.
Chelsea (King James 1) Mulberry Tree
The Mulberry Story:
The black Mulbery has quite a history! It is derived from a tree that existed in Swan Walk in the 17th century, now known as the Chelsea Physic Garden, during the time of King James 1. During the 1939/45 war the last remaining tree was about to be grubbed to make way for an air shelter when cuttings were taken and this tree has survived ever since. So indirectly, you would be growing a WWII veteran! (They usually like a cup or Horlicks next to the fire while sucking on a Werthers Original and bemoaning the youth of today so if your tree starts doing something similar you will know why)
Picking Mulberry fruits can be a messy business so for cleaner fingers and clothes, try placing a sheet under the tree and shaking. The perfectly ripe Mulberries will fall. Daily harvesting is recommended.
About The Mulberry Tree:
King James (Morus nigra 'King James;), also known as the Chelsea Mulberry, has mulberries which are unusually large in size and succulent fruit cropping early in life. With an intensely rich flavour, it is a real favourite. Add sugar, microwave and pour over ice cream! The black mulberry also makes for an attractive ornamental tree especially as we sell them as Half - Standard trees which means they have been pruned early on in their growth to provide a very ornamental tree shape i.e. more lollipop shape.
Type of Mulberry: Eating/Cooking
Time of Mulberry Picking: August
Self-Fertile/Not Self-Fertile: King James is a self-fertile Mulberry, so there is no need for another Mulberry to aid pollination to get fruit.
We have 2 options for this tree, the 7 and the 12 litre pot. They are both the same age of tree with the only difference being that the 12 litre pot has been pruned to be a half standard shape. This means that there is a section of clear trunk giving it a more ornamental shape.
We will include a message card included at no additional cost if required.
Customer Feeback About Our King James Black Mulberry Tree
August 2012. Hello! Very happy with the service and my new mulberry tree thank you! The packaging was excellent so it arrived in good health and is now subject to my gardening lack of skills but genuine enthusiasm. It is a very healthy tree and looks fantastic.Very happy and looking forward to having mulberries to poach next summer, Rachel Cave.
Just to let you know, a perfect tree has arrived. Thank you so much. Jonathan and Claire
April 2013: The tree arrived today and it seems to be in excellent condition. It looks so healthy and no branches were damaged. Just wanted to say thanks for a great product and the service you offer by sending trees all the way to Sweden!Best regards Joakim Loberg