after two months without pruning, they shoot out almost covering the front of the house, higher than the fence and covered completely my pondok on the right
crouching like a tiger under the bushes laden with fat juicy berries, my hand, one holding the strainer, while another busy picking the berries and popping some in my mouth...well, they are safe, no pesticides were ever used on the plants
the mulberry bushes are pruned every 2 months...well, actually they are hacked roughly by the Bangladeshi I hired to cut the grass around my house...
anyway, the pruning will automatically trigger the bushes to flower and bear fruits....I think there must be thousands of those berries!
each tree trunk is this thick after 3 years of planting them and many had since being propagated and given to family, friends, and neighbours
one strainer laden with mulberries from 3/4 of one tree was picked....too many of them and my back was killing me!
the next day I went crounching and picking again and got another strainer full! So far only 2 trees were picked....
....and many more fell on the ground because they were too ripe, and with the slightest shake of the branches will see those berries dropping like bombs!
one strainer full of those sweet berries resulted in a 2 litre bottle mulberry juice....I have 5 more bushes to harvest with many more unripe berries on those already picked!
Im making bottles of mulberry juice and also roselle juice in time for the coming fasting month of Ramadhan in August. They are so refreshing!