People have always wondered how to harvest mulberries. The natural, green leaves are almost unbreakable and the small red berries are juicy and delicious when stewed in stock or ice cream. In the winter the small berries can be enjoyed as a dessert. Mulberries, also known as wild strawberries, are native to the Everglades of Florida and have been growing there for hundreds of years.
Mulberries are an exotic type of berry that has become a popular delicacy. The large round fruits are eaten like raisins, but sweeter; they are also used in jams, jellies, sauces, and other desserts. These succulent berries are noted for their sweetness, which is one reason why they are so often used as an ingredient in homemade recipes. Because of their naturally sweet taste, how to harvest mulberries is an important question for those who enjoy eating them.
There are two methods of cultivating this tart, dark colored fruit tree. The first method is called wetland trellis and the second is called wetland berry trellis. The first method of harvesting mulberries is less common because it requires digging up the entire tree. Once the root ball is removed, the tree is left completely intact, with all its branches and flowers still attached. This allows the tree to recover from the damage caused by harvesting.
To ensure that the tree does not die from the loss of its leaves, the best time to cut down a specimen tree in late spring or early summer is during the cold, damp months of winter. This is the most suitable time to harvest and you will avoid damaging the plant. Harvesting late in the year will cause the plant to slow its growth cycle and the sweet, sugary pulp will not fully develop as well. On the other hand, if you choose to cut down a growing mulberry tree in late spring, the fruits will be fully ripe when in season and the sugar from the pulp will be fully extracted for use in cooking.
Once the plant has been cut down, you can collect the fresh mulberries. If you want to save money, you can simply freeze the unharvested mulberries. When the berries thaw, they will retain the vitamins and minerals from the frozen pulp. This is why you are advised to freeze the berries, rather than remove them from their storing basket before you intend to use them.
Mulberries should be divided into three categories according to their sizes: long, short and stemless branches. Long branches only need to be cut away at one end so as to allow their insides to drain. Short branches need to be separated so that their insides can drain as well. For thicker, fuller bodied branches, it is advisable to separate the branches by lifting up the entire branch. After removing all the branches, you will just need much more space to grow your mulberries.
After removing the branches, you can use the pulps to rinse the soil around the plants. To ensure the quality of your soil, you can add mulberries compost or bark dust to the area. This helps make the soil better for planting plants. After rinsing the area, you are now ready to start harvesting the fresh mulberries.
You can find a number of different varieties of mulberries both online and in local stores. Some popular varieties include golden pearls, black currants, red currants and blueberries. It is also possible to order bulk quantities online and have the supplies delivered to your door.
Mulberries have a large number of uses in landscaping. They can be incorporated into any type of garden design including flower gardens, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and even ornamental shrubbery. In addition, the small white flowers of the mulberry tree can be used as garnish on meals and drinks. The flowers are very attractive and very pleasing to the eye. They add a soft, pleasant smell to any dish or drink.
While there is a wide variety of ways to use the fresh produce of the mulberries, the best way to preserve them is to dry them in a preserver. You can purchase a premix of dried mulberries in a variety of flavors and then pour the jam from one of the jars into the other. This preserves the jam, which can then be used in jams, jellies, sauces and ice cream.
When your jam is completely dried out, it will taste just like it did the day it was first made. This preserves the freshness of your jam and gives you the option of storing it or giving it to someone special. It is also good to freeze the jam in an airtight container. Once frozen, you can take it to a food processor or a food dehydrator and remove the air. You can then store the frozen product in your freezer until you are ready to use it. When you want to make a smoothie, use a combination of fresh strawberries and yogurt, add about two cups of water and two to three frozen raspberries in a blender and run until creamy.