Morus alba var. tatarica
Tatarian White Mulberry
Hardiness Zone3b (ref. University of Florida)
Region of OriginFar East
Mother Tree located inUnknown
Orthodox, that is to say seeds with the capability to withstand desiccation and freezing temperatures (-20°C) and may therefore be conserved for years, if not decades.
For germination, you must...
1. allow THREE MONTHS for seed treatment;
2. subject them to a scarification AND a cold stratification before sowing (follow the steps below in order).
Scarification : Soak the achenes in water at room temperature for 96 hours. Change water daily.
Stratification (cold) : Place the achenes in a bag (Ziploc Slider type) containing slightly premoistened peat moss. Seeds should be surrounded by the latter. Close the bag and place it in cool storage (between 1°C and 5°C) for approximately three months.
Seedlings : Remove the content from the bag and sow the achenes by broadcasting the mix on the growth medium. Bury lightly, less than five millimeters from the soil surface.