Mulberry Bush ‘Trader’ (Morus nigra)
‘Trader’ has a unique history.
The original tree was
brought to the U.S. from
Germany in 1892 by the
Trader family and planted
on their farm in North
Dakota. The original mulberry
tree is still producing
fruit more than 100 years
later. ‘Trader’ mulberry fruit
ripens over an extended
period from early July to September and the mulberries are 1-1.5” long, juicy with
a sweet mulberry flavor, that’s tart when first ripe and sweet a few days later.
Mulberries can be eaten fresh or dried, or made into pies, jellies, juice or wine.
The fruit has excellent nutritional value and multiple health benefits. ‘Trader’
Mulberry is one of the hardiest fruiting plants easily surviving in zone 4 and zone
3 with protection.