|MORUS ALBA - White Mulberry |
This large, deciduous tree is the mulberry used to feed the silkworm. The leaves are large, light green, smooth and shiny. In Asia Minor, it is cultivated for its fruit. The 1-2" white, pinkish, or blackish purple berry is eaten fresh, dried or cooked in jams and pies. Some varieties are sweet, others acid or insipid. Propagated by air layer or cutting.