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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791034
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
A more insipid berry I've never known. Birds like 'em though.

How About Turkeys?

So they lack flavor?

Mulberrys make great wine and if you get a Wah tub of them put some sheets over it and let it ferment then put it out by your garden and watch the deer get dead drunk. It does not seem to affect Turkeys but I saw squirrels falling out of trees.


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791127
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They make very good jelly. Does seem to vary some from year to year on quality of flavor-even from the same tree.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791130
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I've only gotten 2 pigs drunk and that with 6 jumbo cans of Schlitz beer I found in my rental house.^^^


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791161
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We have a back yard neighbor with mulberry tree. Pretty sure you can grow them where you are 330. Back in Nebraska they were considered by some to be invasive as prolific as they are.


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: trapperkeck] #7791167
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Originally Posted by trapperkeck
We have a back yard neighbor with mulberry tree. Pretty sure you can grow them where you are 330. Back in Nebraska they were considered by some to be invasive as prolific as they are.

Awesome...the one in the picture above is growing in a apt. Blding lot , Richfield, Minn.


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791187
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Grey fox love them. My neighbor knows when they are ripe,2 greys climb the tree and eat the berries.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791225
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I mix mulberries 50-50 with blueberries and make the best blueberry/mulberry crisp ever. You need the blueberries for the tartness, and the mulberries for their sweetness.
If I am gorging on them off of the trees, I prefer the ones with white berries or the ones with pink berries, Those two always seem to be sweet. The black ones can very on their sweetness. We have so many of them around here that we can sample some off a tree and move on to the next one if need be.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791237
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I donít think ours are even thinking about making fruit, unless Iím thinking of a different tree. I know Iíve caught a pile of coon under ours.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791242
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They are fairly invasive especially in more open fields. I like the berries myself, and the birds love them.
They are on the must go list when found growing out in the wild.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791258
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They aren't very consistent on flavor. 2 berries growing right next to each other can have a vast flavor difference. I eat them one at a time. The best ones are slightly unripe.

There are male and female trees so make sure to plant plently of them if you want fruit.


Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791266
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Iíve heard the sweetness or lack of taste depends on how much rain theyíve received. Too much and the berries are not sweet at all, less rain equals better taste to me.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791272
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Very interesting information ^^^


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: beaverpeeler] #7791289
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
A more insipid berry I've never known. Birds like 'em though.

All wildlife love them, myself included! No better place to be for early squirrels on opening day.


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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791314
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Around here it's the white and paper mulberries that are weeds. I can show you entire fields covered in them.

The native reds are few and far between and not at all aggressive in reseeding.

The white and paper ones were brought in during colonial times to try to start a silk worm industry. They have rough hairy leaves while reds are smooth.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791341
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Mulberry trees can be male, female, bisexual and can even change sexes, like a Biden staff member. Trees in optimum spots tend to be bisexuals or females and trees in poor spots tend to be males.

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Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791360
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Snapping turtles and fish, especially carp love mulberrys. There is a mulberry tree that overhangs the Musconetcong River not far from me and when the berries are falling you can fill a turtle trap under it. Berry on a hook nails carp for turtle bait. BTW choke cherry trees are also great for snappers and carp.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791363
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Did not know that but it makes sense. They are first cousins to figs and the common fig produces parthenogenic fruit, fruit without pollination.

And there are smyrna figs and capri figs, female and male respectively. Those require wasps for pollination.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791480
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You only need to plant 2, the birds will plant the rest. They eat the berries, sit on a fence, crap out the seeds, and new trees will grow. Then every few years you can cut them out of the pasture fences. That's how it is around here. Birds do love them but I don't.

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791517
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do squirrels eat them ?how for north will they grow

Re: What bush/ what berry [Re: 330-Trapper] #7791626
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We got them, both native and white, birds spread them everywhere, usually where you don't want them. They can get quite large and they make a good smoking wood.

Never was too fond of the flavor, or lack thereof, but some are better than others. There's no pectin in them so won't jell on their own ,but makes a decent syrup.

Not sure how much cold they can take, we're in zone 7.

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