To pick mulberries you can do one of two things. Either lay a clean sheet under the tree and shake the limbs. The ripe berries will fall to the ground. You just collect them off the sheet. Or you can do it the old fashion way and pick them right off the tree. Since the mulberry trees on the farm are at the edge of a wooded area and are not mowed around them, I climb a ladder and pick by hand. I normally hold my bucket under the branch that I am picking because the slightest touch will have them falling to the ground.
Also in case you are wondering, it is called a Mulberry Bush when it is young as it gets more mature it grows into a Mulberry Tree. I think every has sung the song "All around the Mulberry bush the monkey chased the weasel!!" So now you know. It is the same thing. The mulberry bush grows up to be a tree!
Aren't the white ones so pretty mixed in.
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