When you see white and red mulberries for the first time, you may think that they are the same. The more that you look at them, the more that you will see their differences. White Mulberry originally came from China. Red Mulberry, on the other hand, comes from the United States. Another difference that will make you distinguish one from the other is the leaves.
Red mulberry leaves will come with a fuzzy bottom side. If you would hold them, they are generally rough. White mulberry leaves, on the other hand, will be bright and shiny. The color of the growth twigs will also be different. With red mulberries that will have pale tan growth twigs. For the white ones, it will be pink and brown.
People usually mistake the white and red mulberry together because they have similar features, but there are still some differences between them.
The red mulberry is Morus Ruba; it is native to the eastern united states. The red mulberry is taller with a height of 60 feet and has a spread of 50 feet. A matured red mulberry fruit has a red-black color. The leaves of a red mulberry are rough and hairy below; it is green in color, the veins are obvious, and also the margin is separated. The bark of the red mulberry is grayish with flattened and scaly ridges.
The white mulberry is Morus Alba; it is a native of China. The white mulberry is shorter when compared to the red mulberry, and it has a height of 40 feet and has a spread of 40 feet. The matured white mulberry looks creamy white, and the immured ones look purple or black in color. The bark of white mulberry comes tannish brown with thick and braiding ridges.
Fruits are healthy foods that can be used for nutrition and to relieve medical conditions. One of the many types of fruits are mulberries. They are two main types of mulberries. The first type is a red mulberry. As the name suggests, the mulberry would be the color red. It will have leaves that are dark green.
Along with that, the leaves will also be rough. The second type of mulberry is a white mulberry. As the name suggests, it is the color white. Compared to red mulberries, the white mulberry will have leaves that are brighter colored. Along with that, the leaves will be shinier.
Red and white mulberries are known to be different from each other. Some people assume that mulberries are only red, but actually, the white variety is also available. One difference is the leaves. The red mulberry will come with dark green leaves. You can also expect that the leaves will be a bit rough.
The texture beneath the leaves will also be a bit rough. White mulberry will have brighter colored leaves. The leaves will also have a shinier appearance as compared to the leaves of the red mulberry. The presence of tiny hairs on the plant will be scarce. Mulberries are known to be healthy foods for people, especially since they can lower people’s high cholesterol levels.
Many think the only difference in white and red mulberry is the colors of the fruits. But there are others, Red Mulberry is Morus rubra, and White Mulberry is Morus alba, White Mulberry occurs naturally in china while Red Mulberry occurs naturally in the Eastern United States. Red Mulberry is taller; it reaches a height of 60 feet and has a spread of 50 feet while White Mulberry a height of 40 feet and a spread of 40 feet.
The red mulberry branching is dense compared to white mulberry. Matured Red Mulberry fruits have a red-black color, and the mature White Mulberry is creamy white. The Red Mulberry fruit is sweeter and larger than White Mulberry. Red Mulberry leaves are rough and hairy below, while White Mulberry leaves are smooth. Red mulberry has dark green leaves and obvious veins. Their margins are finely serrated while the White mulberry leaves are bright green with prominent veins underneath it. The Red Mulberry leaves have pointed lobes while that of White Mulberry is rounded. Red Mulberry has flat grayish bark and scales like ridges while White mulberry has thick tannish brown bark and braiding ridges.