Dark red/black fruit (similar to a boysenberry) about 15mm long. Fruit form on year old wood. Will fruit in 2 years.

Habit - Cross between Morus Alba x rubra. Fast growing deciduous tree with large oval serrated leaves.

Size - Upright tree reaching 6 x 6 metres over 10 years.

Pollination - Flowers appear early spring. Small yellow/green pendulous catkins separate male and female. The male is more slender than the female. Both appear on the one tree. Self fertile and wind pollination. More than tree will increase fruit set.

Harvest - Ideally spread a cloth below the tree and let fruit drop onto this as crop can continue for 3 months. Daily collection is ideal.

Mulberry Hicks Early