Mulberry

Latin name: Morus
Location: Japanese Edible Garden
What it looks like: The Mulberry is a deciduous tree with small mid-dark green leaves. The fruits look a bit like elongated blackberries with their clusters of small purple spheres. 
History:
The Romans originally brought Mulberry plants to England and used them for the treatment of respiratory illnesses.
How to eat it: You can eat the berries from a Mulberry plant raw, add them to yoghurts or use them to make jams and jellies. Use in a similar way to blackberries.
More information: Mulberry leaves are the only food in the world that silk worms eat. The Mulberry is made famous in the nursery rhyme ‘Here we go round the Mulberry bush’ but the origins of the rhyme itself are unclear.

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