Well, mine bloomed this year, for the first time. It did not produce fruit. One source said that there are male trees and female trees. I do not know if there is a difference in flower shapes...
Does anyone know the answer to that one?
I have 4-5 mulberry trees that have grown from seed and there are a ton more that come up close to me every year. Probably 3 out of 5 come with leaves that look more like a fig than mulberry, all but 1 produce fruit, the one that hasn't has never been a healthy looking or growing tree. It took all the seedlings a good 5-6 years to start producing. Back to the original question, those leaves look like the mulberry that sprout from seeds around my place.
William i have seen a mulberry coppice fruit on wood that was about 1/2 inch diameter at the base. Are yours fresh sprouts or have they been getting cut down and regrowing for a while? A fresh sprouted single trunk mulberry will probably be 12+ feet before fruiting.
The big one is in the middle of the strip of black berries, and my wife had tried to kill/and or tame it( she "braids" the branches) multiple times.
I have really wanted one of these trees, I love the fruit, remembering it fondly from my yewt, and hey nonny nonny, edible protein rich leaves!
If it fails to fruit, can it be grafted, male to female, for hermaphroditic goodness?