Just ate last "Black Beauty" mulberry of season
So I continue to be a big fan of these Morus nigra mulberries. To me they taste way better than any other mulberry I've tried (though I've only tried one other Morus nigra). They are seedless, super juicy, and have nice acidity along with their sweetness. They are not bothered by the birds at all, and ripen over a very long season (about 6 to 8 weeks). The tree is handsome, easy to grow in my climate, and bears every year.
Now to the problems with this mulberry...
The reason they are not bothered by birds is due to the fact that the berries are tucked away beneath the big, stiff, leaves. This also makes them difficult to find to harvest. The other problem is that they are not very productive, and with the long harvest season it amounts to just a small mouthful every few days.
Anybody have any similar or different experiences with these?