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Berry Tree, edible?

Posted by even_steven New York (My Page) on
Sun, May 23, 10 at 9:23

I purchased a home that came with a berry tree. I suspect it's a mulberry tree, but I know next to nothing about this stuff. I just googled berry trees and found this site.

Can someone help me identify these berries and tell me if they are safe to eat?

http://picasaweb.google.com/103405672387249586660/BerryTree?feat=directlink

Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: Berry Tree Pics


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RE: Berry Tree, edible?

It is hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like a Ginkgo tree.


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RE: Berry Tree, edible?

Couldn't tell with the first two pics, but it is a Mulberry and good eats.


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RE: Berry Tree, edible?

  • Posted by chills Zone 6b Mi (My Page) on
    Mon, May 24, 10 at 18:22

mulberry....morus alba. Very common in NY. Wait til the berries are dark purple and come off the branch easily. They will be juicy and very sweet (though there does exist some variation in fruit quality, especially among the white/green fruited cultivars)

~Chills


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RE: Berry Tree, edible?

It is the mulberry that asian people use to raise silk worms.
The dark mulberry tastes very juicy and sweet. Red ones are sour but good to can or jam.


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