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White Mulberry
Morus alba 'Pakistan'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Morus (MOR-russ) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)
Cultivar: Pakistan


Edible Fruits and Nuts



30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama

Beaumont, California

Berkeley, California

Rialto, California

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 2, 2010, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Elongated fruits are sweet and juicy. Easy to grow.


On Jun 2, 2007, spidra from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Based on mail order pictures of very large fruit, it's tempting to order "Pakistan". The fruit isn't bad, but it's nowhere near as ambrosial as the fruit you'll get from a Morus nigra. One advantage Pakistan has over a Morus nigra, though, is that the fruit comes off the tree easily. They have long stems. Morus nigra fruit is more directly attached to the tree so you nearly always break a berry cell while harvesting. This means that Pakistan would be an easier fruit to bring to market, or even to store at home for a week in the fridge.

The leaves are large, glossy, and more decorative than a Morus nigra, too.

Really, the only reason my rating is "neutral" rather than "positive" is because I am not bowled over by the flavor. Others might prefer it.


On Oct 29, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Long (up to 5" long) burgundy/black colored fruits. As the name implies, this tree comes from Pakistan. Great for zones 6-10.