Success Rates for Rooting Mulberries

In addition to selling mulberry cuttings, we propagate mulberry trees to plant in our orchard and to sell locally. Since rooting success of mulberries can vary greatly between cultivars, we thought it would be useful to share both our success and failures.

Our data below is not scientific and we have experienced failure where many others have success, but we hope the information below will help you decide whether to root or graft. As we collect more data, we will update the list.

A word about our rooting method... We root our mulberries in a peat/perlite mix in 9" tall pots. We use rooting hormone and wrap the exposed top in parafilm for humidity control. Put on bottom heat for a week or two without light and then move them into the light.

We hope you find this helpful. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

And to see what mulberry cuttings we have available, visit our mulberry cutting page.

Mulberry Success Rate # Attempted
Australian Green (White Pakistan) 0% 3
Austurkey (Aussie) 25% 4
Beautiful Day 11% 9
Big Red 30% 10
Black Prince 0% 3
Buluklu 100% 4
Dwarf Everbearing 100% 4
Early Bird 0% 2
Florida Giant 100% 1
Four Seasons 22% 9
French Syrian 0% 4
Galicija 38% 8
Gerardi 0% 10
Hunza Black 25% 4
Illinois Everbearing 9% 22
Issai Dwarf Everbearing 100% 6
Jan's Best Dwarf Everbearing 100% 6
Kip Parker 0% 5
Lakeland Dwarf Everbearing 80% 5
Lebanese Heart 50% 2
Long Red 40% 10
Maple Leaf 100% 8
Maui Dwarf Everbearing 92% 13
Miss Kim* 33% 6
Oscar 20% 5
Pakistan 78% 9
Riviera 100% 8
Rubra Seedling* 67% 6
Rupp's Romanian 14% 7
San Martine 20% 5
Shangri La 50% 2
Shelli 100% 6
Silk Hope 0% 7
Tehama 80% 5
Thomson 0% 4
Tice (Estero Giant) 29% 7
Valdosta 20% 5
Wacissa 0% 6
Weeping 0% 4
Wellington 0% 5
White Persian 0% 6
World's Best Dwarf Everbearing 83% 18
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