Morus alba 'Issai'
This dwarf form of mulberry bears sweet, seedless fruit continuously when kept in good conditions for growing mulberries.
Natural habitat and growing conditions:
Native to East Asia, this bush or small tree is highly-adaptable to different climates. It is winter-hardy to -20°F and goes dormant when temperatures dip below freezing, but if kept consistently warm and given adequate light it will grow and fruit continuously.
Notes of interest:
- The dark purple fruit taste somewhat like a fig.
- This plant is widely cultivated to feed to silkworms, which produce silk.
- The green flowers are unremarkable to look at, but expel their pollen at 350 miles per hour -- over half the speed of sound -- the fastest known movement of any plant.