How to grow mulberry tree in Nigeria

How to Grow Mulberry tree in Nigeria

Mulberries (Morus sp.) is a flowering plant in the family Moraceae, it has three best-known cultivars: white, red, and black mulberry (Morus alba, M. rubra, and M. nigra, respectively). It is a very fast-growing plant, mulberry tree can grow well in tropical climates most especially in Nigeria. Mulberries are mostly propagated by stem cuttings.

Planting Mulberry Trees

You can successfully pant mulberry in your gardens, backyard, or farm, you can get your seedlings for planting from a very good and trusted fruit nursery garden around your area that is selling mulberry seedlings. You can also buy mulberry seedlings from our nursery farm. Prepare the ground where you will plant the mulberry tree after getting it from the nursery. Plant the mulberry trees in full sun and avoid planting in a windy area. Planting in well-drained soil, swampy areas, or soil with too much moisture is not ideal.

Dig the soil with a hoe and remove the seedling from the plastic bag, put it inside the ground, cover it up with manure and soil then water it. Stack the young tree to protect it from strong wind. Make sure to be watering it at least once a day, especially during the dry season.

How to care for Mulberry Trees

The mulberry tree bears fruits quickly and mostly starts fruiting within a few months of planting, so caring for the tree to ensure maximum production of fruits is ideal. Add manure like animal droppings, compost manure, or fruit fertilizer to the soil, also you have to irrigate the plant, especially during the dry season, mulberries are drought-resistance trees but irrigating or watering them during the dry season will help boost fruit production.

In case you notice any pests or insects attacking the plant, you have to spray the tree with a suitable insecticide.

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