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DWARF MULBERRY - RED SHAHTOOT

Mulberry Red ShahtootBotanical Name: Morus macroura
Description

Much more compact in growth habit than the King White Shahtoot. These delicious sweet fruits can reach 10cm in length. Ideal for back yards and we consider it a must have fruit tree for the back yard. The best way to eat mulberries is fresh from the tree but if some should make it to the kitchen bench they make excellent pies, jams, wines and sauces. Multiple crops are possible by pruning directly after your first crop. Suitable for most regions of Australia, although it can be susceptible to damage from late frosts. The red shahtoot is ideal for growing in pots and containers due to it small growing habit and it is ideal for school gardens as it does not produce fruits that stain and the sweet fruits are very appealing to children. This variety is best suited to warm subtropical climates and does not perform well in temperate climate where it tends to drop their fruit.

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$39.00 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 40-50cm
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$79.00 0 Grafted Pot: 6L
Height: 90-100cm
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Height: 30-40cm
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

May, October, November

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Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

The shahtoots may not be as cold hardy as claimed. My White Shahtoot succumbed to frost in its first year. I now have a red shahtoot in a more shelterd position. It is growing VERY slowly, but is healthy. About to go into its 2nd winter. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007

Mulberry - Dwarf Red Shahtoot

Most people know that the juice of an unripe mulberry removes he stain of a ripe one. if you didnt know, you do now. I have also had a young red shatoot killed by frost that did not unduy damage mature citrus | Reville - Tabulam , NSW 03-Jun-2008

Mulberry - Dwarf Red Shahtoot

I could not figure out what kind of tree this was at first. My maternal aunt came to visit me today and I asked her. She informed me what kind of tree it was and how they used to pick the fruit from the tree and eat it as children going up in rural NC. | Alice Jones - Tarboro, NC 20-May-2009

Mulberry - Dwarf Red Shahtoot

Planted one in country Vic, got frosted pretty hard the first few years (-12 c), but survived. It seems frost hardier now (4 years), but that may be because it is leafing out later or more established... | Steve - Preston, VIC 26-Aug-2009

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Last year we had our first red shahtoot fruit - man! what a delight; like raspberry sorbet. Our white shahtoots also have a fantastic flavour; like honey. Best when almost falling off the tree.The black mulberries we have are the best bird food ever! | Philippa - Ballandean, QLD 17-Sep-2011
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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 9/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 183 days 2hrs

Comments: -

I love the fruit they are always nice, sometimes fruits 2 times yum. likes perth climate.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

hand removal of slugs

Organic Status:Organic


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blossom says... [1023 days 7hrs ago]
possums broke the tree this year grrrr think it might survive.

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 7/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 740 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Slow to establish but beginning to show stability in growth.  Purchased from Daleys.

August 2009:  Young fruits starting to appear

September 2009:  Some growth recorded.  All fruit has dropped before maturing.  Perhaps its nature's way of emphasizing on plant growth instead of fruit production.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  More growth recorded.

October 2009:  More growth recorded but all fruit has dropped. 

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  No fruiting activity.

December 2009 to February 2010:  Not much growth this period.  Some fruiting activity but fruit drops before ripening.

March 2010:  No growth recorded. Some fruit on plant waiting to ripen.

October 2012:  Is slightly higher by about 30cm today, more established with thicker stems and branches.  Producing bigger and juicy mulberries. 

Fruiting Months August

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2009 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash

Pest Control:

Lime sulphur spray in winter and pest oil mid spring.


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2590 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I love, and now the kids too, mulberrys. This variety sounds great - a dwarf tree with tasty long fruit. Fruit is supposed to be up to 30% sugar, a little tangy, and about 10 cm long. Can be eaten fresh, (apparently even when still green), or dried like sultanas.

Planted out early winter '12: now 3 months on (Sept.), plant only about 80cm but has over 12 fruit coming on (some buds to open yet), so seems like it will be a productive tree eventually. Interesting leaves, look alot like fig leaves.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus,B


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 8/10

Clare1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3342 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Great fruit, grows well in a pot, appears to be difficult to kill!

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

No pests noted as yet

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot 10/10

GardenOfColumba's Edible Fruits
Update: 2178 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Rich, sweet, a little musky, slightly tangy, reminiscent of a good plum. Precocious, hardy, productive. In the second season it has about 3 fruit coming out of each bud all over the tree, in 2 main flushes, and a few fruits after this as well. It seems each new set of leaves has flowers emerging with them. Very happy with these trees.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, December

Planted: 2011

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Occasional liquid organic fertiliser.

Pest Control: None necessary so far, will be watching out for birds.


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 3334 days 16hrs

Comments: - Slow growing, replacement tree, first one did nothing, 2nd one growing well.  Delicious sweet long mulberries. 


Planted: 2008

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, cow manure and lucerne hay mulch.

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 9/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3340 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Just planted november 2009 but already doubled its size.  Great expectations.

Looking great and growing beautifully.

Got two very late mulberries off this tree.  I am looking forward to a full crop - hopefully it will start fruiting soon.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chicken manuar mainly

Pest Control:

None at this stage.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 3230 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Dec 2010: Plant is already bearing about 1/2 dozen fruits, hope they don't drop off prematurely like a few of my persimmon trees.


Oct 2010: A branch was broken when I opened the parcel but all is fine. The tree is now planted into 25cm pot, will plant in the ground autumn/spring next year. Can't wait to taste the fruit.



Planted: 2010

Height 40 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot 10/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3574 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Looking forward to this plant as much as I am looking forward to the mulberrys..yum here we are august and there are 15 fruits on this little stick so I think this plant is terrific. have just potashed all my fruit trees this week.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 7/10

Jimmy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1090 days 7hrs

Comments: -

quite slow growing compared to the white as it is a dwarf. seems to be getting thicker instead of taller. got a couple of fruit  very tasty

2016only 1.5m tall but just as wide. great tasting fruit. a dwarf is a good size to net if you have bird problems in your area. the thing about mulberries is they must be left on tree to ripen but only a couple ripen each day and the birds are up early. if your tying nets over trees and have to remove them each day for 1 or 2 it gets tiresome. but in areas with low fruit eating bird populations, a hardy small tree.


Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2011

Height 1500 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer, Autumn, Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2828 days 14hrs

Comments: -

From Daleys this spring. In a bonsai bag & growing well. No fruit has appeared yet. Very strong winds appear to have damaged trunk at the graft. Leaves have drooped a bit, so I've put some budding tape over the graft & it seems to be OK. Has set some fruit (Jan 2012)

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Seasol

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 7/10

Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruits
Update: 598 days 10hrs

Comments: -

I like the taste and look of the fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 12 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, powerfeed, dynamic lifter, citrus fert

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

nyet

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Fruitylicious1 says... [247 days 24hrs ago]
Feb 15, 2019 - fruited twice - spring and summer. Fruits are reddish, long and sweet with a hint of caramel taste 😋

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Seedling)

Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 319 days 4hrs

Comments: - Dwarf Red Shahtoot - March 2016.  It has doubled its height since planting last year, when planted it was really just a stick.  Maybe not as vigorous as the other mulberries but going steady.  Fruit late 2017 were just lovely.  Out of the Shatoots this one is my favorite

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 5/10

DOB's Edible Fruits
Update: 328 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Love the fruit since first taste from a friends garden. Inspired me to try and grow my own. Delivered over a 18 months ago to Sydney climate region.

Stayed in pot it came with until we moved to Bribane region last November and re-potted. Lost leaves over winter. Went into the ground end of winter this year in a 1m x 1m x 60cm deep hole. Used good soil mixed with compost and worm castings (25%).Clay soil so I lathered clay breaker around every surface of the hole. PH Neutral.

It budded well although slow to open. November came and lowest bud produced leaves and immature fruit but then just dropped off after 2 weeks. Still has buds but noticed some have also dropped. Noticed exposed roots so I put a border around it, raised the soil and applied general fruit tree fertilizer  Have applied sugar cane mulch 

Any feedback welcome.

Planted: 2018

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Powerfeed by Seasl, worm castings, aged compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: None yet

Organic Status:Certified

Question: Just any feedback from above comments.


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 7/10

Tass1Trees's Edible Fruits
Update: 3710 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Planted in winebarrel, 6 months and just coming alive with lots of fruit so i can`t wait..

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 2.5 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mxd

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none at this stage

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 6/10

Paltahead's Edible Fruits
Update: 2119 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Love the large green leaves and looking forward to sampling the fruit of course!    Also, being decidous I hve planted next to our deck to provide shade in summer but let in the winter sun. Hope it grows a lot more this spring onwards.

Jan 2014- In a pot, does not grow due to bad graft. Does provide a few lovely sweet mulberries each season.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2011 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None required so far.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1007 days 5hrs

Comments: - first fruit 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Rusticular says... [795 days 12hrs ago]
Now planted out, doing well, fruits readily, needs water.

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 8/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3340 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Just started shooting and fruiting and I am excited in anticipation of tasting this amazing looooong mulberry.  Everyone who see the size of the fruit is impressed.  I hope the taste matches the size and length of this fascinating fruit tree.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Not necessary so far!

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Cutting) 9/10

MyrtleTurtle's Edible Fruits
Update: 585 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing and biannual fruiting

Planted: 2015

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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lendmove1 says... [494 days 21hrs ago]
Anyone growing this? I am looking for photos of a mature plant's fruit and flowers. madalin stunt cars 2

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot (Grafted) 10/10

Markmelb's Edible Fruits
Update: 218 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Fruited soon after potting into 430mm pot - 2014 crop mainly fell off - i think i tasted 3 - Autumn crop its now holding well and has lots on it - cant wait to tast a few at one time - YUM

2019 - spent 2 years fixing a constricted rootstock with verticle cuts - see pic - now has a good Autumn crop - December crop was dry and terrible - lets see?


Fruiting Months February, March, October, November

Planted: 2013

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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