Growing Mulberries

Filed under: Gardening — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:16 am on Friday, June 12, 2015

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Awhile back I asked you Which Fruit Tree Should I Plant? I ended up putting in a mulberry bush, a black mulberry bush, to be exact. Here’s the first berry of the year:

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It’s in its second year and I’m happy with it so far. For one thing, it takes almost no care so far, except water. I put the plant in, and it immediately produced quite a few berries in its first year. It has no pests and seems happy with only getting a half a day of light. In the future, I’m sure birds will want to steal the mulberries, so I’m going to keep the plant in a bush form so it’ll be easier to net.

Some people say they don’t care for mulberries and I have no idea what they’re talking about. Mulberries taste like a blackberry crossed with a plum. They are great.

If I get a bumper crop, I’m excited to try mulberry preserves and mulberry galette. I’ll try freezing and drying them too.

2 Comments »

Comment by Lisa

June 12, 2015 @ 7:30 am

My second favourite fruit, after bilberries :) Red/white mulberries taste much less exciting than black ones, so that might be where the difference in opinion comes from.

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

June 12, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

Lisa, that explains it. Glad I put in black!

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