Does anyone know what those berries are that look like small blackberries which fall from the trees in the upper Midwest around this time of year (June) and stain the sidewalks? We have them all over and I've heard that they're edible. If so I should really be out there picking!
is so, they're edible
i try to share mine with the birds but they usually don't follow the rules - low ones are mine, those on the top for the birds
i just eat them fresh, but people make jams, pies, wine, etc from them
I agree. Sounds like mulberries. I eat them, feed the leaves, twigs and berries to my rabbits, and the leaves to silkworms when I have them. When I had chickens, they loves foraging under mulberry trees. The berries are pretty high in protein for a fruit.
We have two mulberry trees on our property that I have now been able to identify, but they are not producing berries. Is there a male-female thing going on here, or is there something I can do that will help them produce?