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May 31, 2015 9:38 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
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I was just noticing that my back neighbor's tree, which has branches hanging over into my yard, is loaded with fruit of some kind, which led me to wonder what kind of tree it is? I plucked a leaf and one of the fruit:

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May 31, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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I think it is a Mulberry Tree.
If it is what I think it is, the berries are not nearly as sweet as a blackberry.
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May 31, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Name: Peggy
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kidfishing said:I think it is a Mulberry Tree.
If it is what I think it is, the berries are not nearly as sweet as a blackberry.


yep that s what it is.
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May 31, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Thanks, Ashton and Hazeleyes! Thank You! Thumbs up

Very cool! Do you think if I planted some berries, I might get a tree??
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May 31, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Name: Peggy
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They tend to grow very well here from seed.I have them pooping up everywhere.
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May 31, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Paul
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The birds love Mulberries and then if they perch above your car Thumbs down Angry Grumbling
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May 31, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Yep, a Mulberry. The birds will usually 'plant' the seeds for you. Rolling on the floor laughing
You can harvest and dry the leaves to make tea.
Please consider adding that excellent photo to the database. Thumbs up
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May 31, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Mulberries are awesome! I think they are as sweet as blackberries if they are fully ripe (we have one next door that leans over our yard here.) Here's a page of info about their nutritional qualities: http://www.nutrition-and-you.c...
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May 31, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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thanks, everyone! I'm sure a few berries have fallen from the branch that hangs over my yard Whistling --I'll find a nice spot for them--away from my car! Hilarious!

good idea to put the leaf and berry photo in the database...
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May 31, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
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I had to go check my neighbor's tree, and sorry it took me a while getting back here, but those leaves don't look like ours! Now, we could be wrong that this tree is mulberry, or there could be another variety or more than one!

Here is what our leaves look like, with some of the fruit. Wind was blowing pretty hard so it was difficult to get a clear picture:

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Our leaves are not lobed like those in Catmint's picture, but the fruit looks the same.
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May 31, 2015 3:30 PM CST
Name: Jay
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Mulberry leaves are variable.

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May 31, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
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That explains it then.
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May 31, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Jay! Thank You! Thumbs up
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May 31, 2015 8:57 PM CST
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Been absent today, and didn't follow the above link but young mulberry tend to have mittened leaves and as the mature they take on the same jagged heart shape as a bass tree/linden.
Personally I've had mulberrys that made chills run thru you they are so good!
There used to be a tree, it was deemed illegal, and removed Sad in downtown Lexington, right on the corner of a fenced yard, it over hung along the side walk, it was big, old and healthy!
On good years, the berries were as long as a mans pointer finger and as thick too!
Like eating hot dogs I tell ya!
3 and 4 bites a berry, and when you got lucky enough to get that perfect, almost black, ever so fragile berry...
It was like all the best flavor a of every berries you'd ever tried!

I've never seen another tree like it but every now and then I get a berry as big as the last joint of my thumb that's got almost as good a flavor.

If you can't tell, that was a while ago and a very fond memory for me.

Here there's no doubt, there's a bumper crop of mulberries and they'll be good! I snitched a few off an early bush I know and the ripe one was great...
I've heard 3 independent comments from local friends about the mulberries this year!
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May 31, 2015 10:51 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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That long-fruited tree may have been the 'Pakistan' type Mulberry. Morus macroura?
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Jun 1, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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wonderful memory! Thumbs up
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Jun 1, 2015 5:19 PM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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greene said:That long-fruited tree may have been the 'Pakistan' type Mulberry. Morus macroura?


Searching the Latin, that looks like a good candidate!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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Jun 5, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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If you really want fruit It would be best to start more than one tree , till you make sure you have a female, males do not produce fruit. The seedlings here produce in their 3rd year.
I have several trees on my property and they are a magnet for wildlife.That saves the fruit I grow for myself in the garden.
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Jun 5, 2015 9:18 PM CST
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They really are a magnet for sure!
Seems the birds don't mind eatin em green either... Hard to find even one right now and they should be ripe right now here...
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Jun 5, 2015 9:26 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Folks who plant fruit trees often plant the Mulberry as a sacrifice tree to lure the birds away and keep their tummies full.
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