Red Mulberry Morus rubra is a deciduous tree that produces dark red to black fruit in the summer that looks like a blackberry and is quite sweet. It is native to Eastern North America so it is well suited for our environment. While it prefers full sun and open spaces it is tolerant of some shade. The tree is very hardy and is a pioneer species growing in areas too harsh for other plants to grow.
Many birds, including chickens, love to eat the ripe fruit which is dark red to purple-black. There is conflicting information online about whether the tree is monoecious or dioecious. Monoecious means a single tree has both male and female flowers and is therefore self-fertile. Dioecious means that the tree us usually has male or female flowers and is therefore not self-fertile.
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