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2013-06-25 02:24:36 PM  
I have a mulberry tree.  It is a blessing and a curse.

/ripe mulberries on vanilla ice cream
//that tree really attracts the birds, which is nice
///but also part of the curse
 
2013-06-25 02:36:09 PM  
About 20 years ago, I got a call from my mother, about 2 AM.
She was in a panic, and thought somebody was trying to break into her house.
I hung up with her, called the cops, and drove over there to see what the fark was going on.

It turned out that about a half dozen raccoons had been eating the fermented mulberries in her gutter,
had gotten drunk, and were brawling on the roof.

/Good times
 
2013-06-25 02:37:27 PM  
Damn... now I want to see a drunken raccoon brawl.
 
2013-06-25 02:48:42 PM  

Blues_X: Damn... now I want to see a drunken raccoon brawl.


You'll hear it long before you see it.

/have seen drunken raccoons
 
2013-06-25 02:52:04 PM  
I love mulberries! There was a huge tree in my neighbor's yard. Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around the neighborhood so my supply won't be interrupted. Mulberries make the best jam you'll ever eat!
 
2013-06-25 03:23:42 PM  
Mulberries are rather insipid in flavor and the white variety are really insipid. The more ripe they are the sweeter they are (without being very sweet) though with gaining sweetness they lose any balance of acidity.

My best use for ripe mulberries is to make mulberry lemonade. Add their mashed and strained juice to lemonade. The acidity brings out the complexity of their flavor.
 
2013-06-25 03:38:58 PM  

redsquid: Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around


You know what's good to eat?  squid.
 
2013-06-25 03:51:16 PM  
I closed the video at the revelation he was a raw food nut.
 
2013-06-25 04:02:49 PM  
I want a schnozzberry tree.
 
2013-06-25 04:03:25 PM  
They taste like what? (3:00 minute mark)
 
2013-06-25 04:10:09 PM  

AeAe: redsquid: Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around

You know what's good to eat?  squid.


Tell my wife that.
 
2013-06-25 04:21:18 PM  
He also has another channel on YT called growingyourgreens . He has uploaded hundreds of organic gardening videos and has quite a following. He a little little quirky and extreme , but - he's doing what he loves

My neighbor has a mulberry tree. It attracts some interesting birds, but they leave a lot uninteresting deposits on my car
 
2013-06-25 04:44:06 PM  
My grandparents had a huge mulberry tree in their yard. The ripe fruit can be 1-2" long and is really horrifically sweet with very little tart to balance it - they always tasted slightly rotten to me even though they weren't. Even the grandparents usually didn't eat them unless it was a very lean year. on occasion my grandpa would make some mulberry wine, which I'm pretty sure was so sweet and syrupy you could leave a fingerprint in it. His elderberry wine was better.

But when the leaves fell, they curled up and got really brittle and to a young boy with a hyperactive imagination made great fighter jets and spaceships that would disintegrate nicely. Take that, Spaceman Spiff!

/Yeah, was long ago
//No internet. No cable. Only 2 channels would come in on broadcast TV
///Party lines on phones!
////GET OFF MY YARD!
 
2013-06-25 04:55:47 PM  
This guy must know what an organism in his mouth tastes like.

/because that's what he said it tastes like.
 
2013-06-25 05:28:23 PM  
We have a huge mulberry tree in our back yard.  At first, we had no idea what it was, but we knew that the birds liked them.  Thanks to the magic of google, we were able to identify the tree.  The berries are delicious, but you've got to pay close attention and pick them pretty fast once they ripen or the birds will get them all.  It's a very, very short window.
 
2013-06-25 05:31:03 PM  

basemetal: I have a mulberry tree.  It is a blessing and a curse.

/ripe mulberries on vanilla ice cream
//that tree really attracts the birds, which is nice
///but also part of the curse


Just a curse in my situation. The next door neighbor has one that extends over our driveway. Every June we have to park on the street otherwise the cars are covered in bird shiat twice a day. We also have to sweep the berries off the driveway daily otherwise the carpet turns a nice burgandy color.

/seriously come pick all you'd like
 
2013-06-25 05:47:15 PM  
...and to think I saw this on Fark....
 
2013-06-25 05:48:50 PM  
If mulberries are so good how come you never see them for sale at the supermarket?  (Or maybe they do sell them at the store.  I've just never seen them for sale where I live.)
 
2013-06-25 06:54:20 PM  

redsquid: AeAe: redsquid: Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around

You know what's good to eat?  squid.

Tell my wife that.


The small ones taste terrible.  maybe that's why.
 
2013-06-25 07:09:30 PM  

NDP2: If mulberries are so good how come you never see them for sale at the supermarket?  (Or maybe they do sell them at the store.  I've just never seen them for sale where I live.)


He mentions it's because they spoil very quickly once picked, and are extremely delicate.
 
2013-06-25 07:16:32 PM  

NDP2: If mulberries are so good how come you never see them for sale at the supermarket?  (Or maybe they do sell them at the store.  I've just never seen them for sale where I live.)


Most varieties of mulberry go bad quickly after ripening. The berries are so soft that the very act of picking them bruises the fruit. I have always assumed that harvesting them in large enough quantities to send to the store to earn a profit is too difficult. Since any type of orchard machinery that is used in the harvesting of fruit trees would turn them to mush. (most tree harvesters just grip the trunk with a rubber vice and then spread out what looks like an inverted umbrella to catch the fruit, then it shakes the tree really violently to dislodge all the ripe fruit)

I had a mulberry tree planted in a small part of my back yard that I was using to try to grow all types of berries that I couldn't find fresh. The tree itself required very little care and was easier than blackberries to grow.

I can't say the flavor was that unique, It tasted almost exactly like a super sweet bing cherry, but the sweetness seems to cling to the back of my tongue long after the cherry flavor was gone. It definitely needed to be paired with something that would cut down on the sweet aftertaste. I could see it maybe working well if it was mixed with some tart gooseberries.
 
2013-06-25 07:30:13 PM  

darklingscribe: I had a mulberry tree planted in a small part of my back yard that I was using to try to grow all types of berries that I couldn't find fresh.

I can't say the flavor was that unique, It tasted almost exactly like a super sweet bing cherry, but the sweetness seems to cling to the back of my tongue long after the cherry flavor was gone. It definitely needed to be paired with something that would cut down on the sweet aftertaste.


I presume you planted a particular cultivar that was selected for good edible fruit.

In the neighborhoods I've lived in where there are lots of mulberry trees I presume most were naturally seeded from bird poop.

I haven't tasted any super sweet varieties but your cultivar seems to exhibit the general problem of no acid when fully ripe.
 
2013-06-25 07:37:29 PM  

AeAe: redsquid: AeAe: redsquid: Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around

You know what's good to eat?  squid.

Tell my wife that.

The small ones taste terrible.  maybe that's why.


You must have tasted a lot to arrive at that conclusion.
I have nothing. Well played.
 
2013-06-25 07:53:05 PM  

redsquid: AeAe: redsquid: AeAe: redsquid: Last year I was watching with anticipation as the berries were ripening. They were almost ready when I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw. I ran outside just in time to see the tree topple over. The landlord cut the tree down at the urging of his insurance company because green mulberries can cause nausea and vomiting and in severe cases hallucinations. Luckily I have scoped out several trees around

You know what's good to eat?  squid.

Tell my wife that.

The small ones taste terrible.  maybe that's why.

You must have tasted a lot to arrive at that conclusion.
I have nothing. Well played.


That exchange was very silly and when complimented by the images of drunken raccoon brawls makes this otherwise pointless thread pretty entertaining. Thanks.
 
2013-06-25 07:54:58 PM  

AeAe: You know what's good to eat? squid.


Squid, like ripe mulberries, is somewhat lacking in taste balance and is much improved with some lemon as an acidic counterpart.

Saturday used to be deep fried calamari lunch day at my house and when my son got old enough he would make sure there were lemons and if not run to the corner Vietnamese store to buy some. He believes that the only proper way to eat fried squid is to rub each piece in the cut face of a lemon on its way to his mouth.
 
2013-06-25 08:12:34 PM  

basemetal: I have a mulberry tree. It is a blessing and a curse.


Yeah, my friend's mom has one at her house. The mulberries are super delicious. I mean, they are so sweet, they're like eating candy.

Unfortunately, the birds eat them, too. And then they crap red tar all over your car. Asshole birds.
 
2013-06-25 11:11:38 PM  
As granny used to say about her African lovers, the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
 
2013-06-26 12:55:07 AM  

Choestoe: My grandparents had a huge mulberry tree in their yard. The ripe fruit can be 1-2" long and is really horrifically sweet with very little tart to balance it - they always tasted slightly rotten to me even though they weren't. Even the grandparents usually didn't eat them unless it was a very lean year. on occasion my grandpa would make some mulberry wine, which I'm pretty sure was so sweet and syrupy you could leave a fingerprint in it. His elderberry wine was better.

But when the leaves fell, they curled up and got really brittle and to a young boy with a hyperactive imagination made great fighter jets and spaceships that would disintegrate nicely. Take that, Spaceman Spiff!

/Yeah, was long ago
//No internet. No cable. Only 2 channels would come in on broadcast TV
///Party lines on phones!
////GET OFF MY YARD!


Picking them so they are just right is not easy.  If you like a tart fruit with some sweetness, then you have to pick them when they are dark purple.  If you like a sweet fruit, wait until they are black, like the guy on the video suggests.

Also, as plants they can be a pest.  Birds and beasties eat the fruit, go on with their lives, and defecate the seeds.
 
2013-06-26 01:02:13 AM  

NDP2: If mulberries are so good how come you never see them for sale at the supermarket?  (Or maybe they do sell them at the store.  I've just never seen them for sale where I live.)


They have a shelf life of 1-2 days when picked ripe, and the season lasts about two weeks.

Also, they do not all ripen at the same time.  There are two workarounds.  The first is to harvest only what is ready for sale;  this requires some finger dexterity and the harvesters have to be both skilled and paid, making for expensive fruit.  The second is to harvest by laying a cloth under the tree and shaking the branches; this yields the ripest, most insipid and most delicate fruit.
 
2013-06-26 04:10:15 AM  
Dude is off his rocker but how can you criticize a berry for being too sweet. LOL
 
2013-06-26 08:16:36 AM  

SmithHiller: They taste like what? (3:00 minute mark)


Tony_Pepperoni: This guy must know what an organism in his mouth tastes like.

/because that's what he said it tastes like.


He must be gay.
 
2013-06-26 09:27:04 AM  

New Age Redneck: ...and to think I saw this on Fark....


www.nndb.com
Sees what you did there
 
2013-06-26 09:31:02 AM  

weapon13: SmithHiller: They taste like what? (3:00 minute mark)

Tony_Pepperoni: This guy must know what an organism in his mouth tastes like.

/because that's what he said it tastes like.

He must be gay.


Well, he sure has had a lot of fruits in his mouth.
 
2013-06-26 11:19:37 AM  
Climb the tree and pickem one at a time ? Amateur !

Just put a sheet under the tree and shake the branches then pick out the lighter colored ones.
 
2013-06-26 12:27:35 PM  
THAT'S AMAZING!
i792.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-27 12:01:10 AM  
one night while walking my dags i stumbled upon a raccoon orgy, more than a dozen shagging like aspiring pornstars. The noise was incredible in a what the hell is that? kind of way.
 
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