• 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.
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