Umm, we have a tree that looks like it has blackberries but....

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  1. rosehaven

    rosehaven Well-Known Member

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    I know blackberries grow in bushes and not on trees. So, what is it? We are in KY just moved here from FL.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Salmonberry

    Salmonberry Registered Nut

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    Mulberry tree probably

    Salmonberry
     

  3. Ol'Reb

    Ol'Reb aka Mr T-Bone

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    Yep, Mulberry...;)
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  4. kentuckyhippie

    kentuckyhippie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    if you are lucky enough to get the ripe ones before the birds and squirrels do they make good jelly and good wine
     
  5. rosehaven

    rosehaven Well-Known Member

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    I will be picking whats on the tree tomorrow......... :dance:

    april
     
  6. GrannyG

    GrannyG Well-Known Member

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    Yep, mulberry.....I have them as well. Birds best friend.
     
  7. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    A newly washed cars worst enemy...
     
  8. MomOf4

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    mmmmm.... Mulberry pie! We don't have any yet, but hope to soon!
     
  9. Peacock

    Peacock writing some wrongs Supporter

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    I've got mulberries -- picked some, was trying to figure out what do do with them. I don't really care for the taste of them fresh.
     
  10. insocal

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    OOOHHHHH, lucky you! You have got a MULBERRY!
     
  11. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A car's worst nightmare as mentioned. :) However, with our 2 old mulberry trees (few do well this far north, but these are older than I am) the strawberries rarely get attacked by birds - they would rather be in the tree eating than on the ground eating....

    --->Paul
     
  12. Thoughthound

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    Know that mulberry trees spread like prairie fire if left unchecked. If you don't want a mess of them, keep mowing around them.

    More mulberrys (mulberries?) mean more birds.

    More birds mean more poop.

    More poop means more mulberry trees.
     
  13. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Which is exactly why our youngest son suggested we leave some berries for the birds! We love mulberries and have 5 young trees. This is our first harvest from them and DS is going to school today with his fingers and lips stained purple :rolleyes:
     
  14. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not only a car's worts nightmare, but if you hang out the wash to dry, just think of what that purple bird poop could do to the clean clothes! I have a good sized mulberry with lots of fruit many years, but the birds always get 99% of it.
     
  15. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    yep, lol.
     
  16. symple-lyfe

    symple-lyfe freedom-fighter/teddybear

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    Fresh Mulberries with a Fresh mint leaf and whipped cream...nuthn' better than that!
     
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    LOL
    That's the truth!
     
  18. Argent Farms

    Argent Farms Pig farmer

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    Oh my, I never thought about the clothes! We have 3 enormous mulberry trees. I just made a deal with the birds, you guys eat the ones at the top of the tree and I'll eat the ones at the bottom.

    A good way to harvest mulberries is to spread tarps out below the tree and then grab the trunk and shake the dickens out of it.

    mmmm, mulberry pie!
     
  19. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    HMMMMM Mulberries. I dont have any now, but when I was a poor student I rented an old store front that backed up to the railroad and they had mulberries planted all along the right of way. We used to go out there when we were real short of cash and pick mulberries. They were great with milk and sugar or put into a box of cheap corn bread mix or made into a cobbler with day old bread or some bisquick.We used to fight the birds and the Hoboes for them. But they do make a mess. I learned real quick not to roll over the berries on the sidewalk as they stained my wheels and my hands for days and days. :)
     
  20. Qwispea

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    I love mulberries..soooooo good. Love em as much as I love blackberries and raspberries. Love em fresh..on ice cream..covered with cold milk..or baked in pie or cobbler.

    I've seen huge mulberry trees up north here..with 2 to 3 foot diameter trunks. HUGE..literally tens of thousands of berries.

    You are right about the birds..they love em as much as we do..and its easier for them to pick..they don't have to climb or use ladder.