An Uncommonly Good Fruit

An Uncommonly Good Fruit

Hey all,

One of my favorite trees on our homestead is a tree that I don’t often see at other farms or homesteads. I’ve been thinking about it a little, and I think I know why. This tree is one whose fruit is never found in any of our local grocery stores or any of the chain stores in my area.

I’ve never heard of anyone who has it sold in their local store. I suspect that the main reason why most people don’t have one of these trees is just because they haven’t heard of them, or because they’ve only heard of them once in a nursery rhyme. Another reason, there seems to be a fair number of people who won’t try something new because it’s different and new.

Before my family got this tree, I had only heard it referred to once before, and that was in a nursery rhyme. This tree is the Mulberry. If you follow Homesteadingedu on Instagram, you may have seen me post pictures of some of it’s clusters of fruit.

The fruit is out of this world wonderful for just getting a bowl, harvesting some and sitting on your front porch to eat. It’s a nice sweet and tangy fruit that borders on addiction. I promise, you won’t want to stop eating it until you are full.

The downside to the Mulberry is that it doesn’t last overnight. The fruit will over ripen and start to turn to mush in the refrigerator. However, the fruit is excellent in jams and jellies. Right now, we just canned a whole bunch of it, and guess what? The tree overnight produced so much fruit that I could walk out my front door right now and go grab some for a snack. In fact, I think I’ll go do that right now.

If you haven’t tried this tree, I’d encourage you to research it and consider planting one. In my opinion, having one right out my front door, it’s well worth having. All in all, the Mulberry is an uncommonly good fruit!

Until next time,

Homestead In Health Ya’ll!

Emily

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