The Mulberry is cultivated chiefly for feeding the silkworm. It grows to the height of from twenty to sixty feet, having large heart-shaped leaves and spreading habit; it should be given fairly good soil and a sheltered situation.
Propagate by cuttings placed in open ground late in the Fall after the leaves have dropped, or by seeds sown in Spring. Cover the seeds to the depth of one-quarter of an inch. The following Spring transplant them one foot from each other into nursery rows two feet apart.