Mulberry-Russian (Morus alba)
- (Morus alba) Introduced to the United States by Mennonites from Russia in 1875. The United States Prairie States Forestry Project planted an average of over 1 million trees of this species annually from 1937 through 1942 for windbreaks in the Great Plains from Nebraska to northern Texas. The high drought resistance of white mulberry makes it well suited for shelterbelt planting. Considered to be one of the most productive, adaptable, fast growing and trouble free trees available. Even though the latin name would lead you to believe the fruits are white, they actually are purple-black The extra sweet, juicy fruit is excellent for eating out of hand as well as great for pies and jellies. Self-pollinating trees.