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Mulberries have been flourishing in every corner at Pine Hill! Sometimes, we pick some to take home to our families and create all kinds of exciting things with them! This often gets our minds racing with questions on Mulberries. SO, here are the different types of Mulberries, fun facts, nutritional benefits & delicious recipes.
What are Mulberries?
Mulberries are known as a small deciduous tree with broad leaves, native to East Asia and long cultivated elsewhere. There are 3 colors of mulberries. They each have scientific names, interesting origin and distinctive traits that set them apart from one another
- Grow up to 80 ft
- Largest of the 3 berries
- Known for color of buds not color of fruit
- Leaves are gloved shaped
- Harvest Late spring
Red- (Morus Rubra) Native to America
- 70 Ft in Hight
- Live less than 75 years
- Large thick leaves
- Harvest late spring
Black- (Morus Nigra) Native from Asia
- 30 ft in hight—–Smallest of the 3
- Last for hundreds of years
- Large thick leaves
- Late summer
- 9% sugar
Now that you know where the different types of Mulberries originate from- We can get to the “good stuff”. If you want more information on how to grow your own mulberry trees—-> Click here <—– They have excellent tips.
Fun Facts about Mulberries:
- Either Dioecious or Monoecious
- Frequently pollinated by wind
- Or blossom without pollination
- Need full sun
- Lots of space to grow
- Warm soil
- Can take up to 10 years to bear fruit
- Unripe berries are great for pies and tarts
There are great recipes linked to each item- click on them to check them out! 🙂
- Improve digestive & metabolism health
- Improve weight loss
- Boost immunesystem
- Slow aging process
- Lower blood pressure
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