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Old 06-05-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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We just moved to a little place in the country and I noticed a few of our trees have started making a raspberry like fruit. A quick Google search seems to indicate they might be Mulberry trees. Can anyone take a look at the pics and let me know what they think? I'm hesitant to take Google's word for it. Thanks!





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Old 06-05-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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Yep, that's a Mulberry tree.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:26 PM
 
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Most likely, although I know mulberries are purple, but they must turn color when they're ripe. I learned the hard way, don't park your car under it, and don't let your white horse roll around on the ground under it. LOL
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick responses! I was hoping they were edible as my little guy keeps finding the berries on the ground and is prone to putting things in his mouth. They do turn purple when ripe... and stain like no tomorrow.

Guess I'd better start reading up on useful things to do with mulberries. We're sure going to have a lot!
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Guess I'd better start reading up on useful things to do with mulberries. We're sure going to have a lot!
I don't think there's too much you can do with them besides just eating them. They're pretty watery and I don't think they'd work too well in a pie, even though I've never tried. Maybe you could make a jam but I'd think you'd need too much thickener. We used to just climb into the trees and eat them when we were kids. Let us know if you find something to do with them that would entail more work.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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Most likely, although I know mulberries are purple, but they must turn color when they're ripe. I learned the hard way, don't park your car under it, and don't let your white horse roll around on the ground under it. LOL
We had one when I was a kid and if you parked under it, the birds would eat the berries, do their thing on my dad's white car, and stain it
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Maybe you can order some silkworm eggs to hatch. They eat exclusively the leaves of the mulberry tree and so you can start a silk spinning business!))))))
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Between the birds and squirrels it is hard to find one ripe mulberry for yourself! We only have one tree and it is stripped of it's fruit very quick. Our ducks even love the berries that fall off the tree.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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Maybe you can order some silkworm eggs to hatch. They eat exclusively the leaves of the mulberry tree and so you can start a silk spinning business!))))))
Haha! My sister said that very same thing!

Supposedly you can use them in any recipe that calls for raspberries and early reports from some of my older relatives indicate they make a delicious jam. Now whether *I* can make a delicious jam out of them remains to be seen!
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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Between the birds and squirrels it is hard to find one ripe mulberry for yourself! We only have one tree and it is stripped of it's fruit very quick. Our ducks even love the berries that fall off the tree.
Yes, they are actually used by some orchardists and berry farmers as decoy trees because the birds and squirrels will go to mulberries first, fill up, and leave the other berries alone.
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