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How to Stop Mulberry Trees From Bearing Fruit

How to Stop Mulberry Trees From Bearing Fruit

How to Stop Mulberry Trees From Bearing Fruit. Mulberry trees are ornamental trees that are available in both red and white varieties. Of the two varieties, only the red mulberry grows in North America. The tree is an evergreen that produces small red berries, similar to raspberries, that are often used for jams and jellies. Many homeowners find...

Mulberry trees are ornamental trees that are available in both red and white varieties. Of the two varieties, only the red mulberry grows in North America. The tree is an evergreen that produces small red berries, similar to raspberries, that are often used for jams and jellies. Many homeowners find mulberry trees to be a nuisance due to the red stains produced on driveways and homes by the fruit. To stop fruit production in a mulberry tree, a fruit eliminating spray must be used.
Things You'll Need
Fruit eliminator spray
Thermometer
Garden sprayer
Purchase a fruit eliminator spray from any garden center. These specialty sprays are comprised of hormones that prevent the tree from producing fruit.
Wait until early spring when the mulberry tree has produced flowers, but not yet produced fruit. You can also spray as soon as you see an abundance of flowers buds that have not yet opened.
Use a thermometer to ensure that the daytime temperature is between 60 and 90 degrees F.
Pour the fruit eliminator solution into a garden sprayer and mix with water per the manufacturer's instructions.
Spray the fruit eliminator solution onto the leaves of the mulberry plant until it is completely saturated. Concentrate the application on the flowers and flower buds of the tree as this is where the fruit develops.
Tips & Warnings
If the tree is extremely large, hire a professional to assist with the tree spraying.

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