Maclura tricuspidata is a tree native to East Asia, grown for its fruit, somewhat similar to that of the related mulberry (Morus spp.). It is also known by common names including Cudrang, Mandarin melon berry, silkworm thorn.
Norris Female - These self-fruiting trees were found in the area of the TVA dam project and are massive trees well over 80 years old. These are long-lived trees which can withstand cold winters and like very hot summers. Fruit size is about the size of a nickel. It is a good producer, but gets seedless fruit if a male is lacking. Expect trees to produce 2 to 3 seasons after planting.
These trees are very attractive and stately. They are upright growers and do not spread out or weep like other cultivars.
Grafted, 1 to 2 feet tall, Price $25.00
Hwang Kum #3 - Very large fruit producing cultivar from Asian is know for one or is the large fruit in production only a few trees left, and trees are small priced at $25.00 each Growing zone is not fully known yet or tested in the northern tiers of the USA.