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Germination of

Morus alba

White Mulberry: Morus Alba, Silkworm Tree, Chinese Mulberry

Morus alba

To germinate Morus alba, start by stratifying the seeds in the refrigerator for 30-60 days. After stratification, fill a seed tray with a well-draining potting mix, then scatter the seeds on top of the mix and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Place the tray in a bright and warm location, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The seeds should start to germinate within 2-3 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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