Morus nigra | Black Mulberry | Toot Tree | 20_seeds

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This is Morus nigra, also known as Black Mulberry, Toot Tree, Persian Mulberry. This tree likes to live in full sun to partial shade. It has chartreuse, yellow, and green blossoms in the middle of spring followed by delicious black mulberries. This fruit is the star of the tree and can be eaten raw or cooked. It can also be used in preserves or dried and ground up into a powder. A fiber can be obtained from the bark and used in weaving and dye can also be produced from this tree. Red-violet dye can be made from the fruit and yellow-green dye can be made from the leaves. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 11