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Old 06-08-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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We made mulberry pies growing up so it can be done (had a tree in our back yard). We also used to have epic mulberry fights. Ma loved those!
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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That's definitely a mulberry tree. I've made mulberry pies before, but honestly they are best eaten right off the tree. My kids grew up on mulberries and still love them to this day.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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Those red berry mulberry trees are highly allergenic and banned in many cities, especially in major urban areas of the southwest.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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There is also a white mulberry which stains less than the purple ones. Dunno if it is as tasty or not, though.

If you have bunnies, you can feed up to 40% of their diet in mulberry leaves. We grow mulberry for the bunnies here.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Mulberry wine!!! Yummmm!!!!!

Winemaking Recipe for Mulberry Wine, How To Make Mulberry Wine: Wine Making Guides
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Yuck! I grew up with mulberry trees too I tried and tried but never liked them, they are the Yugo of berries. Now I have a huge one in my yard and not only does it block the view it leaves purple dropping of evil everywhere that get on your shoes and stain where you walk. It's on my list of projects but it's a big tree that will take some work to cut down.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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The leaves look glossy, which means its likely a White Mulberry (Morus alba) native to Asia, they are very invasive here in the US.

The native Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) has leaves that are dull and feel a bit like fine sandpaper. There are also many hybrids out there between these two trees.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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Red mulberry and Black mulberry trees also have mismatched leaves. Some are lobed, some are not. That's the dead giveaway.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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I have a big mulberry tree in my backyard. I may be trying to make some mulberry jelly this summer/fall. I remember many a summer afternoon in a mulberry tree gorging myself as a kid.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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They make great pie. I suggest just a squeeze of honey because they are already very, very sweet when ripe, and a crumb top.
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