Mulberry mayhem

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If you’re visiting country friends or relatives, look out for old Mulberry trees – take a change of clothes for picking! This tree is around 100 years old, on an old abandoned farm site. These trees are so tough, it grows in an area with less than 500mm annual rainfall – this results in very sweet fruit. The fruit ripens over a long period, but the staining from the fruit is the reason it’s more suited to country gardens than city!