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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mulberry second fruiting season.

 

  

  

  

The plants were bought at one of the stalls during Putrajaya Flower Show, last year. We put them in two clay pots. The plants survived through the period when we were away for one and a half month last year. Now they are fruiting once again. The berries go through the various stages; green, red and black colour. They are quite tasty!  I am thinking of making mulberry jam, but I need to have more berries. And that ask for the plants to be propagated into more pots or on the ground. I heard, this plant can grow through cuttings.

Anybody growing this mulberry?

~bangchik 
Putrajaya, Malaysia

24 comments:

  1. Dear Bangchik, Unfortunately, I do not grow mulberries but rather wish I did. Like you, sometimes it is a question of not having sufficient space. I do like the idea of mulberry jam. It sounds delicious.

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  2. I had read that mulberries grow to be large, but your's looks to be doing fine in it's container.

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  3. It's fun to see all these fruits and flowers (which for me are currently out of season). Your mulberry is beautiful!

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  4. Is this the same type of Mulberry that they use to feed silkworms? I love the fruit and flowers - they are very pretty.

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  5. I just inherited a mulberry when I bought my house back in September. It had berries when we moved in but it was a little past season before we realized we could eat the fruit. The tree is in the ground and is about 6ft tall. I think at this size there will be plenty of berries for some jam this year.

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  6. I love mulberries, they are so sweet and succulent. Mulberry jam sounds heavenly.

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  7. What pretty little berries. They always make me think of the children's song "Here go round the Mulberry bush"

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  8. I haven't seen fruiting mulberry, i thought they are just for leaves to feed the silkworm. I visited one silkworm farm long ago. Is this the same variety with that one. I've been to Putrajaya and i really love the place, especially while cruising the man-made lake.

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  9. I love mulberries!! They grow on my parent's farm! Yum...I can taste them now!! :)

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  10. I've never grown them, but I love their taste and mulberry jam is delicious. Propagate away, I say! :)

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  11. Mulberry in Malaysia?! You keep surprising me, Bangchik!

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  12. Edith Hope
    Jo
    Eliza
    Noelle
    Lauren Drury
    Poetic Shutterbug
    Catherine@AGardenerinProgress
    Andrea
    Kimberly
    Meredith
    Tatyana@MySecretGarden

    Thanks everyone. I googled about mulberry, and the information shows that this little plants growing in pots can in fact grow into big tree. Mulberry is the name to a 10–16 species of deciduous trees native to warm temperate and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, with the majority of the species native to Asia.
    So TATYANA, Mulberry is really foreign here.

    Mulberries are swift-growing when young, but soon become slow-growing and rarely exceed 10–15 meters.

    I think I will let the plant grow a little bit longer, then do some pruning. The cuttings will be used for propagation. I need more pots to get reasonable amount of mulberries for jam.

    Yes Noelle, they feed silkworms with mulberry leaves particularly those of white mulberry. But I am not going to venture into silkworms....haha.

    Andrea, you can always come again to Putrajaya and visit my little vegetable garden. It is really "little" you know... haha.

    Having a big farm will allow mulberry to go on the ground, for residential area like mine, that may not be possible.., so pots are here to stay!

    Cheers,
    ~bangchik
    Putrajaya, Malaysia

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  13. Bangchik your berries look yummy... I admire your being able to keep from eating them to make jam! If you get more berries that is... lol I would eat them all in one picking! ;>)

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  14. looks like raspberry.

    Are you going into silk worm farming?

    I am told the Chinese use it for medicine.

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  15. I've never seen a mulberry bush before, although we used to sing a nursery rhyme about one as a child!
    It's been really good catching up on all your posts too!

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  16. Carol
    Ann
    Nutty Gnome

    CAROL, Kakdah seems to like mulberries very much... she agrees they are yummy indeed. It may take a year after cuttings and propagating, that we will have enough for JAM... Not now.. haha.

    I let the options open ANN, about going into silkworm farming.. this little vegetable garden is not going to be enough. Who knows, years down the road, we may get acres of land to make silkworm farming viable.

    Just imagine NUTTY GNOME, you had rhymes about mulberry, never seen one, and Putrajaya, Malaysia suddenly offer you a chance to actually see one in pictures.

    Is this the rhyme?

    Here we go 'round, the mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
    Here we go 'round, the mulberry bush,
    So early in the morning.
    This is the way we wash our clothes,
    Wash our clothes , wash our clothes,
    This is the way we wash our clothes,
    So early Monday morning.
    This is the way we iron our clothes,
    Iron our clothes , iron our clothes,
    This is the way we iron our clothes,
    So early Tuesday morning.
    This is the way we sweep the floor,
    Sweep the floor, sweep the floor,
    This is the way we sweep the floor,
    So early Wednesday morning.
    This is the way we mend our clothes,
    Mend our clothes , mend our clothes,
    This is the way we mend our clothes,
    So early Thursday morning.
    This is the way we clean the house,
    Clean the house, clean the house,
    This is the way we clean the house,
    So early Friday morning
    This is the way we bake our bread,
    Bake our bread , bake our bread,
    This is the way we bake our bread,
    So early Saturday morning.
    This is the way we get dressed up,
    Get dressed up , get dressed up,
    This is the way we get dressed up,
    So early Sunday morning
    Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush,
    The mulberry bush.
    Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
    So early in the morning.


    .... Cheers
    ~ Bangchik
    Putrajaya, Malaysia

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  17. I've never seen a Mulberry Bush before....very nice!

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  18. DARLA, very difficult to call a potted plant, a bush.... haha.. Thanks for the visit. ~bangchik

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  19. I've never seen a mulberry bush with fruit either till I came over here today and I used to sing that nursery rhyme.

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  20. i have 2 wee mulberry bushes which i've been tenderly babying along.. they are still very small, only a couple of feet tall and i'm hoping to transplant them to the garden this year... the only other ones i've seen in my area are at an Herb farm, they are 20 ft high or so and very prolific... mmmmm jam :D

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  21. I just tasted Mulberry jam for the first time this year - yum! The rhyme has brought back memories for me too Bangchik :)

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  22. When clicked for a closer look, those berries are very interesting to look at! Hope you figure out something to make from them.

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  23. leavesnbloom
    Roasted Garlicious
    gippslandgardener
    Kim and Victoria

    Thanks everyone. We just eat them raw like other berries. A bowlful!. If cuttings and propagating proved successful, there will be Mulberry Jam next year. I am glad, mulberry and rhymes bring back childhood sweet memories to some of us. ~bangchik

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  24. Dear Bangchik, I had a mulberry plant back in Johor. It was so tall that I could reach to pick the berries from the balcony uostairs! Yes, they do live comfortably in our climate!

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