University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Mulberry (Morus spp.)

Tree size, leaves, and other characteristics vary widely with species. Leaves are simple, serrated, light green, alternate, lobed or unlobed, and of varying size even on the same tree. The fruit are usually about one inch long, or smaller, mildy sweet and resemble a slender blackberry. It begins green then turns red then dark purple when mature. Fruit are borne on the current season’s growth. Mulberry trees are deciduous, and grown in north and north-central Florida.