Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

Morus macroura

Mulberry Red Shahtoot

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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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Specifications of Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months May, October, November

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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot Reviews & Tips

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Amanda
★★★★ 1y ago

LESCHENAULT, WA, Australia

Fairly easy going to grow although needs support when young, and a sheltered spot -  and to manage the top growth via pruning as it tends to grow faster than the roostock. Fruits prolifically so tends to drop a fair amount to compensate. Can get secon...

blossom
★★★★ 1y ago

CARMEL, WA, Australia

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

Innoxa1
★★★★★ 1y ago

BROWN HILL, VIC, Australia

Would love to try this fruit, fruited in spring but all dropped due to young age. It's growing very nicley and will great shade tree for summer.  * first fruit almost two years later dissapointing hopefully in another year itll be sweeter. Tastes like...

DOB
★★ 2y ago

PARK RIDGE, QLD, Australia

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 ove...

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 2y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Just Planted. Will hopfully be a nice productive tree. had a berry on it arriving from dalys.

MyrtleTurtle
★★★★ 2y ago

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia

Fast growing and biannual fruiting

malanda231
★★★★ 3y ago

BRAY PARK, QLD, Australia

First fruited within a year, now 4 years young. Keeping it trimmed to 2.5m. Trim lightly a couple of times in summer for a smaller second harvest. Espaliers well. Saw a small harvest in Feb/Mar after light trim in January.

Fruitylicious1
★★★ 3y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

I like the taste and look of the fruit.

Henry
★★★ 3y ago

BLACKTOWN, NSW, Australia

Slow to establish but beginning to show stability in growth.  Purchased from Daleys.August 2009:  Young fruits starting to appearSeptember 2009:  Some growth recorded.  All fruit has dropped before maturing.  Perhaps its nature's way of emphasizi...

InsanityShard
★★★★★ 3y ago

HERVEY BAY, QLD, Australia

This one fruits every year and it very nice to watch.

Waterfall
★★★★ 5y ago

WATERFALL, NSW, Australia

Purchsed from Daleys October 2014 and planted in the ground. Growth is much slower than the dwarf black.

Markmelb
★★★★★ 5y ago

MOUNT WAVERLEY, VIC, Australia

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 - YUM2019 - spent 2 years fixing a constricted rootstock with verticl...

Russ3
★★★★★ 6y ago

EARLVILLE, QLD, Australia

When I received the seeds only one germinated which was a bit slow to get going once it started shooting lateraly I was able to get some cuttings. The plant has not fruited yet but I got to taste some from another tree, delicious. Can't wait for th...

Anne2
7y ago

Bella Vista, NSW

I have always wanted to grow my own mulberry tree.  It is very refreshing to eat it cold.

John
★★★ 8y ago

GRANVILLE, WA, Australia

IT has heaps of fruit on it this year.

gardengirl
★★★★ 8y ago

Illawarra, NSW

I planted what looked like a stick a couple of months ago and now it has two big fat green shoots growing. Mmm can taste mulberries already...

GardenOfColumba
★★★★★ 8y ago

Inala, QLD, Australia

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...

jimmy2
★★★ 9y ago

TALLY VALLEY, QLD

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 tasty2016only 1.5m tall but just as wide. great tasting fruit. a dwarf is a good size to net if you have bird proble...

Philippa
9y ago

Ballandean, QLD, Australia

Mulberry Tree

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!

Paltahead
★★★ 9y ago

Huntingdale, Vic, Australia

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...

Lissa
★★★★ 9y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

What's not to love about Mulberries :) Lots of lovely childhood memories. Bought this dwarf variety as I have a small backyard already chockas with plants.

lotusmoonflower
★★★ 10y ago

Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia

One of my favourite fruits. I have fond memories of the one growing in my backyard in Sydney. We froze the ripe berries and made fruit ice-cream from them. This one is still a young tree.

Townfarm1
★★★★ 10y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

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.

clare1
★★★★ 10y ago

Mylor, SA, Australia

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

Townfarm1
★★★★ 10y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

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.

Rosalie1
★★ 11y ago

Image Flat, QLD, Australia

Planted in the front lawned area.  Heavily mulched.First fruit Dec 2009.  Tasty but not many.2012.  Very nice juicy fruit.  Still not enough tho  :)

Steve
11y ago

Preston, VIC

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...

Tass1Trees
★★★ 11y ago

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

k1
★★★ 11y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

Growing very well if the possums would leave it alone!no fruit yet

wendyBellbirdPark1
★★★★★ 11y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

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.

Alice Jones
11y ago

Tarboro, NC

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.

Reville
12y ago

Tabulam , NSW, Australia

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

Steve Walkden-brown
13y ago

Armidale, NSW, Australia

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.

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