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Old 06-16-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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We made a lot of bread and mulberry bread is the bomb! Ours are from a red mulberry tree.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:30 PM
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Mine is old. Its branches tend to crack in the wind. It has lots of progeny all over my yard, a small fraction of its size. It still produces plenty of berries. It's morus rubra.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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They are messy trees. But if you can get the berries before the birds get them, they are worth having.

When I was a kid it seems like lots of Mulberry trees were planted throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern CT. I recall it seems some entrepreneurs had tried a shot at raising silk worms.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Chickens love them too.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I've actually never tried one, yet they are as common as Catalpa, and Tree-Of-Heaven around here.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Oh I love love love Mulberries. They make the best pies!! If you have a juicer, make jelly! The stems can get in the way if you make jam. Its best to use a berry strainer and mash them. We also have a white Mulberry tree in the yard. They don't stain but they don't have near the flavor. They come on a little bit later than the purple ones do. they are not as juicy either. The birds don't go after them like they do the purple ones. I only got 6 berries from my purple tree this year. I shared them with the starlings, sparrows, robins and chickadees. The best way to pick them is to put an old sheet on the the ground and shake the tree. You don't get as dirty. You still get stained but its sooooo worth it!!!!
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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There was a mulberry tree in this park when we were kids and we started eating them until we noticed tiny white bugs crawling on every berry we picked. We quit eating them and started throwing them at each other. They made nice stains on the shirts.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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I eat mulberries fresh. I have also used them with bananas, yogurt, peanut butter and some water to make smoothies. Just put the ingredients in a blender and blend.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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My mulberry tree is protecting the harvest from my gooseberry bush! Last year I never got to taste even ONE ripe gooseberry; today I had two (the first ones LOL).

While they are messy, and I like mulberries, I'm glad it's distracting the birds from my other "bounty". Let's see if it works on my raspberries as well (they're a bit late this year).
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:38 PM
 
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I've since discovered several more mulberry trees on the property--some with purple berries, some with white, and some in between. They are tasty, but I've yet to be able to DO anything with them, as my daughter eats them as fast as I pick them! Love the idea of mulberry bread though. Need to get a recipe for that!
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