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Naka
10-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Here is a Berry Tree near my house.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_2909a.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_2912a.jpg

The berries are sweet, nutritious and is packed with high concentrations of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants

Dervish
10-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Looks like mulberries. I have two of these in my garden. The berries are extremely sweet but extremely tiny. And the tree attracts pests. Not sure if those are called aphids. They tend to infect all my plants so I have them moved outside. :mad:

Naka
11-10-2011, 06:17 AM
Looks like mulberries. I have two of these in my garden. The berries are extremely sweet but extremely tiny. And the tree attracts pests. Not sure if those are called aphids. They tend to infect all my plants so I have them moved outside. :mad:

So you have mulberries in your garden?? :confused:

Naka
11-10-2011, 09:00 AM
Looks like mulberries. I have two of these in my garden. The berries are extremely sweet but extremely tiny. And the tree attracts pests. Not sure if those are called aphids. They tend to infect all my plants so I have them moved outside. :mad:

I do not have pests problems but these berries are all over the ground and is rather unsightly.

To solve the problem, I just treat the fallen berries as mulch. :D :D


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_2949.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_2951.jpg

Dervish
11-10-2011, 01:01 PM
So you have mulberries in your garden?? :confused:
Yes, I have mulberries in my garden. :D

Dervish
11-10-2011, 01:01 PM
I do not have pests problems but these berries are all over the ground and is rather unsightly.

To solve the problem, I just treat the fallen berries as mulch. :D :D

Excellent idea! Are you going to bury them in the soil or expose them like that?

Naka
11-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Yes, I have mulberries in my garden. :D

Please post some photos, TQ. :D

Naka
11-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Excellent idea! Are you going to bury them in the soil or expose them like that?

They are left as they are like in the photo. :cool:

fRaNkY
11-10-2011, 08:19 PM
I also hv mulberries outside the hse. Use it to feed the leaves to my rabbit and rabbit poo poo feed the tree :D

They say leaves boil as soup good for the eyes.

Naka
12-10-2011, 03:05 PM
I also hv mulberries outside the hse. Use it to feed the leaves to my rabbit and rabbit poo poo feed the tree :D

They say leaves boil as soup good for the eyes.

Are you sure? Have you tried it? :confused:

Dervish
12-10-2011, 08:17 PM
Are you sure? Have you tried it? :confused:
Yes, I have. That's why my eyes are better than yours. *LOL*

fRaNkY
12-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Are you sure? Have you tried it? :confused:

Yup but prefer bkt :D

jadewhite
13-10-2011, 10:53 PM
@ FranKy LOL..

@ Naka. The old remedy to improve eye sight is to consume bunga tonkeng with eggs. Learned from my grandma. And, I have to attest that she has good eye sights till the age of 90+.

Googled the pixs for bunga tongeng http://jualanshiros.blogspot.com/2010/05/bunga-tongkeng.html.

Note, that I don't know the seller and I am not promoting sales for him/her.

mWong
14-10-2011, 09:36 AM
My neighbour loves making mulberry jam and they are really good! Home-made jam - no preservatives, less sugar & full of goodness - nice. :) As for 'full of goodness', I googled & found this statement, "Mulberries are high in antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanins which have many health benefits."

lady-o-leisure
14-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Naka... thanks for showing us your mulberry tree. I had no idea they came in that pale color. When I was living in Taiwan, i had one mulberry plant in a big pot on the rooftop of my aprt. They were red though, and mostly the leaves were food for my daughter's silkworms. I didnt really like the look of mulberries (mine were rather longish) coz they look kinda like worms to me. I am teruk case freaked out by worms and snakes. Now eyesight not so good anymore so i dont get tooooo geli over worms. ehhehe..
Anyway.. i used to give all the mulberries to my hamsters and chipmunks, and they loved it big time. heheheh Now i know why my hamsters lived to more than 3 years and had thick beautiful fur.

Franky.. i like your idea of rabbits and mulberry tree. hehehe.. Nice one.

RolyPoly
22-10-2011, 02:49 PM
I also have some mulberries in my garden previously. The fruits are red in colour. When ripen, they turned into dark red and very sweet. Love the ripe fruits but the birds or squirrels usually get to them before I could! Here are some shots taken from my garden.

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_zBhSCZiIMV4GwHII01NHg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7axyFxLLeAU/TqJigo3PGvI/AAAAAAAAMRI/moCUnuFUScY/s800/Mulberries.jpg" height="488" width="650" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DjhkqiTB9s0SbOSncTCyCw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tlbGgvd1Q9w/TqJibVRdVdI/AAAAAAAAMQ4/dyqEq8ftz_A/s800/mulberry-pix1.jpg" height="290" width="420" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PAgLw0L-MT5QJoBGzsqAdg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sbQ3C2TA0S0/TqJieANi0iI/AAAAAAAAMRA/QMcvYzKTKec/s800/Mulberry-StemCuttings.jpg" height="387" width="650" /></a>

Occasionally I will boil the leaves of mulberries with lemongrass, old ginger and pandan leaves. My concoction for a nice pot of lemongrass tea. The mulberry leaves are said to be good for lowering cholesterol level.

RolyPoly
22-10-2011, 02:50 PM
Naka, do you consume the berries from your garden? You are so lucky to have so many fruits there!

Naka
22-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Naka, do you consume the berries from your garden? You are so lucky to have so many fruits there!


RP, it's my neighbour's BUT no body plucks the berries & they are all over the ground.

I do eat them until I 'lau sai.' :D

fRaNkY
22-10-2011, 09:18 PM
RP, it's my neighbour's BUT no body plucks the berries & they are all over the ground.

I do eat them until I 'lau sai.' :D

Collect a bucketful and make jam spread. That's what my aunty did.

Naka
23-10-2011, 05:50 AM
Collect a bucketful and make jam spread. That's what my aunty did.


That's what I was told but damn too lazy :o :D

lady-o-leisure
24-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Is it possible to dry the mulberries and eat them like raisins?

Naka
24-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Is it possible to dry the mulberries and eat them like raisins?

Sorry, i dun know, maybe others know.

Dervish
28-10-2011, 01:55 PM
I don't know why your berries are red. Mine went from red to black. The red berries were kinda sour but when it turned black, gawd .... it was sweet, sweet, sweet!