The Dwarf Red Shahtoot Mulberry is a fantastic backyard dwarf mulberry variety that grows to a height of 2-4 metres. The fruit is deliciously sweet, a maroon-red colour, hang in clusters and have an elongated finger-like shape measuring roughly 6-10 centimetres. They are wonderful to eat fresh from the tree or use in baking and preserves.
This variety is ideal for growing either in a pot or planting out into your garden! It's a great option to consider if you have limited space in your backyard or would like to grow your fruit trees in pots. Once established, it's possible to get multiple crops in a season with care and pruning. It's a deciduous tree, so it will lose all its leaves in Autumn and regrow in Spring. Hardy and robust grower with distinctive and beautiful foliage.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Morus Macroura 'Dwarf Red Shahtoot'
- Fruiting Months
- September, October, November, December, January, February, March (calendar)
- Purchase Height
- 2 - 4 feet
- Maximum Height
- 2-4 metres
- Pot Size
- 5 litres
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then watering when required depending on rainfall
- Benefits from plenty of compost and manure
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Absolutely! It will grow wonderfully in a very large pot that has good drainage and it will produce great crops.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 2+ years and then watering when required depending on rainfall
When will it start fruiting?
12-24 months after planting
Did You Know
Did you know that the Morus Macroura (Shahtoot mulberries) are thought to be native to Tibet and surrounding areas? They are also sometimes known as finger mulberries due to their shape.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.