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Mulberry Tree
May 26th, 2023 at 3:28pm
 
My yard was once woods and it wants very much to be woods again. Consequently I am always battling new trees.
  The first six years I lived here I tried to kill this tree. It just wouldn't die. A couple of years ago I gave up and the tree took off. Had I known what kind of tree it is I would have left it alone. For the first time it's bearing fruit.
    It's a White Mulberry Tree. There are two kinds of Mulberries here, White and the regular dark purple. Though I love both the white ones have a much higher sugar content. Also they won't stain when the birds poop them out like the purple ones do.
      The tree is very heavy with fruit that is just starting to ripen now. SCORE!
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Reply #1 - May 26th, 2023 at 3:28pm
 
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Reply #2 - May 26th, 2023 at 7:03pm
 
Lovely! I personally like the black mulberries the most. They bear fruit here in Sydney around mid spring when there's basically no other fresh fruit available, so it's good timing. The trees look great too.
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Reply #3 - May 26th, 2023 at 8:28pm
 
Awesome! I've never had mulberries, but they sound delicious.
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Reply #4 - May 29th, 2023 at 12:11pm
 
    It's surprising that they're not grown commercially.
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Reply #5 - May 29th, 2023 at 3:44pm
 
You lucky dog!   We don't have a mulberry tree, but the lady down the block who does, begs me to come take as many as I can pick -- I can pick a LOT.  Mulberry pies, mulberry jam, mulberry vodka & gin, and more.  I freeze them whole, by the gallon.
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Reply #6 - May 31st, 2023 at 3:32pm
 
They grow wild all over the place here.  There are many trees I hit up while walking the dogs.  Now I don't have to travel to get berries.
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Reply #7 - Jun 2nd, 2023 at 2:34pm
 
    I think I'm the only one in town who eats Mulberries.  When I was a kid everyone at them.  Yesterday a couple who were out for a walk were actually laughing at me.  How strange it must have looked to them, an old man eating a tree.  I don't care if I'm the only one who enjoys them.  More for me.
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Reply #8 - Jun 2nd, 2023 at 11:29pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Jun 2nd, 2023 at 2:34pm:
  I think I'm the only one in town who eats Mulberries.


I can relate. There's a mulberry tree at a park near to my house, I basically own the tree nobody else comes to eat them. I honestly don't know why, free fruit there which everyone ignores.
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Reply #9 - Jun 8th, 2023 at 10:40pm
 
A friend and I "forage" for all sorts of exotic fruits at the large parks nearby where I go birding, slinging, and more.  They have a LOT of tropical fruit trees and bushes there, foraging is NOT prohibited, and very few other visitors take advantage,  The park Manager knows us, and knows what we're doing, and says "enjoy".  We get chocolate sapote, starfruit, malay and rose apples (not true apples), and all sort of things.  Makes our twice weekly wandering even more fun.
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Reply #10 - Jun 9th, 2023 at 8:30am
 
Sounds like my kind of outing, SS.  Wish I could go with you.
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Reply #11 - Jun 25th, 2023 at 12:52pm
 
Mulberry season is just about completely over now.  My tree produced some fruit but I was expecting more.  Also the berries could have been sweeter but they were OK.  This is only the first year the tree produced fruit.  I expect it will be better next year.
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Reply #12 - Jun 29th, 2023 at 12:12pm
 
I just found a huge mulberry tree at "Mary Hill State Park" in WA on the Columbia river. it was awesome! We picked about a liter of berries and still could have kept going.  Made a really nice berry crumble. Smiley
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Reply #13 - Jun 30th, 2023 at 12:02pm
 
The best tree in my neighborhood is in the corner of Timber Creek High School's property, by the exit.  It grows a tremendous amount of fruit.  Every day hundreds of kids pass and completely ignore it.  When I was a kid we would have stripped it of fruit.  I'm apparently the only one who eats off of it.  My gain.
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Reply #14 - Jun 30th, 2023 at 7:17pm
 
Nobody observes their surroundings anymore, eh?
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