I'll get another cluster pic done later today.
I want to make absolutely sure they are mulberries, and edible, before allowing my grandkids to eat them, or even my wife making a pie from them, but from images I've seen of mulberry trees, this tree looks nothing like them, my neighbor across the street has one and it's huge, it looks like an opened umbrella, with a thick trunk
I'm very dubious when it comes to wild plants, if I didn't plant it, then I don't eat it lol, unless I'm 100% sure that the fruits, roots, leaves, etc etc are 100% edible.
Is there a relative of the mulberry that bare a fruit that is similar to the edible mulberry but is poisonous? Like the deadly nightshade has the same flower as the potato, because they are of the same family, and obviously, one is deadly.
Personally, I think it should be mandatory for all schools to have lessons in identifying what is edible and what isn't, in the wild, especially when living in parts of the word where there is a mixture of deadly and edible plants which would save time in planting what is already available.
I live in SE Arizona, out in the desert, where wild edible plants thrive, but not knowing which ones are edible and which ones will kill, I just leave them alone, but I would like to know, though, so that I don't go out an purposely buy plants that otherwise are growing wild.
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