Persian Mulberry Tree (ShahToot) – شاه توت

Persian Mulberry tree, also known as the ShahToot,  produces very delicious, dark red, wide, juicy fruit with a very pleasant sour and sweet flavor when ripe. The fruit itself turns almost into a black shade resembling a blackberry, however, the taste, texture, and the plant’s growth habits are very different. Red mulberry trees can grow large and upright. However, ShahToot grows at a slower rate than other mulberry trees. This type of tree also produces long during the summer months. ShahToot is one of the most beloved Persian fruit trees available in the United States.

It is very juicy and sweet with some sourness until it fully ripens to becoming dark red (almost black) with extremely sweet and delicious flavor. Grows to 25-30 ft. with large heart-shaped leaves and ripens in the Summer.

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General Plant Information

Persian Mulberry trees

Persian Red Mulberries are, simply put, delicious. It is no wonder that Persians refer to them as ShahToot, king of mulberries. Because of their similar shape, these small, dark red berries can be easily mistaken for blackberries. However, the similarities end there as, frankly speaking, Red Persian Mulberries are far superior taste wise to blackberries. The fruit itself, when ripe, is soft and juicy with a perfect combination of sweet and sour taste.

The tree itself not only produces a fruit that is distinctly different from other mulberry trees, but it also has different growth habits.  Red Mulberry trees can grow large and upright. While the tree’s growth rate is slow, it produces fruit for an extended period of time during the Summer months. In addition, this type of tree should not be planted near buildings or pipes due to its strong root system which can be damaging.

While ShahToot has been one of the most beloved Persian fruits for centuries, and only available at Persian stores outside of Iran, in recent years non-Persians have discovered their uniqueness. In fact, nowadays during the Summer months in SouthernCalifornia, Red Persian Mulberries can be found at select farmers markets. Red Persian Mulberries are delicious when consumed fresh. In addition, they are ideal for preserves, jams, pie filling, and a to die for syrup to be enjoyed over pancakes or crepes.

The Persian Red Mulberry produces very delicious, dark red, juicy fruit with a very pleasant sour and sweet flavor when ripe. The fruit itself turns to a black shade resembling a blackberry. However, the taste, texture, and the plant’s growth habits are very different. Red Mulberry trees can grow large and upright. However, ShahToot grows at a slower rate than other mulberry trees. This type of tree also produces long during the summer months. The ShahToot is one of the most beloved Persian fruit trees available in the United States.

As one of the most beloved Iranian Mulberries, it is known as ShahToot (شاه توت). It is very juicy and sweet with some sourness until it fully ripens to becoming dark red (almost black) with extremely sweet and delicious flavor. Can grow up to 25-30 ft with large heart-shaped leaves and ripens in the Summer.

 


Additional Information

Harvest Time : Summer
Sun Exposure : Full Sun and Part Sun
Watering : Regular
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Chill Hours: Less than 200 hours below 45°F

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

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Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Compatibility

The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.