52 States in 8 Months

What are Mulberries?

Posted in Newark by Ulf on January 15, 2009

268px-illustration_morus_nigra0As most of you probably know the street where I live is called “Mulberry Road”. Although the word “mulberry” always sounded familiar to me, I never knew what it was about. So I finally consulted Wikipedia. They say that the black mulberry comes from southwest Asia while the red mulberry grows here in America. So this is why I never saw them in Europe.

In my opinion the mulberry looks pretty much like the blackberry (no, I’m not talking about the electronic gadget). Both the mulberry and the blackberry are from the order of “Rosales” (that seems to mean “roses and similar stuff”), but they are from different families.

When I was looking at the street signs, it seemed to me that some people here in the US are also not very familiar with the mulberry. At least not with its spelling.


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  1. Din Mor said, on January 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Elke,Marilen, Jens und ich haben auf Gomera rote Maulbeeren probiert. Die schmecken ganz gut. ich habe daher damals Samen besorgt und habe zwei Pflanzen in Gang gekriegt. Eine wächst am Rand meines Gemüsegartens, die andere habe ich zu den Apfelbäumen gepflanzt. Ca. 35 cm sind die Bäumchen schon groß, aber bis Früchte drauf wachsen, werden wir wohl noch etwas warten müssen.
    Die Eltern erinnern sich nur noch daran, dass früher M.-Bäume als Seidenraupenfutter gepflanzt werden mussten. Nicht für feine Blusen, sondern für Fallschirme. ( Sind aber am Schluss doch noch Blusen draus geworden. )

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