The mulberry is a beautiful tree that spreads, and it gradually acquires a fascinating crooked and gnarled appearance. It produces juicy-purplish-black fruit resembling a blackberry, of superb flavour that can be eaten as it is, or used in desserts and preserves – or even for wine.
The fruit ripens from mid-August to September, and it tends to fall from the tree as soon as it is ripe. This is why you never find mulberries in supermarkets: it is just too delicate! So it is ideal as a unique, original tree for the garden. The fruit ripens over an extended period of time and so you can enjoy it day by day.