- berry is juicy and sweet when ripe.
- berry turns ripe in midsummer.
- plant is a deciduous bush or small tree.
- the variety in the Pacific Northwest is
White mulberry (Morus alba).
- tip: the mulberry is an example of a compound berry, since it consists of a tight cluster of smaller parts, resembling a raspberry. Compound berries are generally edible.
- warning: unripe mulberries cause stomache upset and are considered poisonous.