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brian haitz
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Hi folks,

We have a beautiful Black Mulberry tree and harvest time is coming up soon and we have tried out various ways of harvesting the berries in the last couple of years. I was wondering what kind of setups you people have come up with to harvest the gorgeous but fragile fruits. Our best solution so far have been 2 huge elastic bedsheets elevated by four sticks each in the ground, it reduces the falling height and softens the land and it keeps the berries off the ground. Another bonus is you can let them ripen and Fall in their own time.

I will try and think of making a photo of our setup
 
Gilbert Fritz
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Some people keep chickens under them to eat up all the falling fruit; it is supposed to be a lot less work then picking the soft fruits. Your sheet idea is an interesting one.
 
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