Q.Mulberry care and growing tips
I am from India. I have Mulberry plant in a pot and it is around 4 feet. Just around summer end I cut it short. I mean almost completely. Now it is re-growing and lots of berries are there. Almost plant is full of berries. But I have experienced 4-5 times that, very few berries reaches to fully grown and dark red in colored and ripped completely. Many of them starts failing down in their growing stage and some times got affected by some diseases.
Can you please help me out for the maximum yield from my plant?
Ninad M Devre.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
They will, naturally, drop most of their berries, as they cannot possibly keep them all to maturity. Since pests will eat them well before they are ripe, this is also an adapted mechanism for ensuring that some fruit does make it to maturity.
Keeping the tree's soil moist will help keep some of the berries on, also. Water this when it gets dry to help it keep more moisture for the berries. These trees are very water tolerant.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/fruitless-mulberry/mulberry-fruit-drop.htm