Originally Posted by sillybunnns
Then today, I spent another $20 on mulberries, dragon fruit, and goji berries--also so that I can say that I have tried them and to experience the taste of each fruit.
It's a privilege to eat imported foods; then to think you're taking away food from people of that country (most likely impoverished).
I have mulberry trees ALL OVER my property! They're constantly sprouting up all over the place, courtesy of birds who visit my yard. I now have my gardener dig up the little saplings and I give them away to friends and relatives to plant in their yards.
I have around 10 trees that are keepers, the tallest of which is about 25'.
By the way, the mulberry trees only produce fruit for a VERY short time in early spring; I think it's about 3-4 weeks. During that brief time, I get to see purple peacock poop
all over my driveway and patio.
That's because my city has peafowl roaming its neighborhoods, and they're constant visitors to my yard. (They LOVE peanuts...which I buy a lot of!) The mulberries also create purple stains on my car and driveway as they fall from the trees--and before the birds get them. I love mulberries, but they're very fragile, so I assumed that's why I'd never seen any in markets.
The mulberry trees attract a specific bird, the Western Tanager, during its [very brief] fruiting season, and I love seeing those beautiful, yellow birds each spring.