Grown from seed, this Jackfruit plant is five years old and has finally carried fruit to maturity.
It is planted in a sunny position, well drained but not irrigated. The temperature did not drop below one or two degrees Celsius in the previous winter.
This mature Grumichama (gold) plant produced fruit in summer. Black fruited Grumichama seems less productive. A young Saba (Malabar) Chestnut is in the foreground.
Eating mulberry leaves
|A White Mulberry growing near Bellingen|
|Coppiced edible-leaf mulberry rows on contour beneath nitrogen-fixing acacias at Las Canadas in Mexico. perennialsolutions.org|
"Mulberry (Morus alba) White mulberry leaves are cooked and eaten in at least several areas of Latin America. Cuban research has led the way to greater exploitation for human consumption. They are very high in protein, and selected varieties have very good flavor and texture. Fresh leaf yields can reach an astonishing 53 tons per hectare. Much is known about coppiced mulberry leaf production as it is a critical fodder for silkworm production and also widely used as a fodder for other livestock. Now perhaps it it taking its place as a human fodder as well.
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1. Lamb Stuffed Mulberry Leaves (not necessarily White Mulberry leaves)
2. Fried Mulberry Leaves: "They have so many items made from the mulberries, wine (which was sweet and so good), tea and even fried mulberry leaves. They are delicious, even the boys ate them."
3. Mulberry Leaf Tea
4. How to Eat Mulberry Leaves in a Salad
Step 1 "Collect young, unopened mulberry leaves in the spring. Once the leaves mature and open, they are toxic and no longer edible, naturalist Steve Brill warns in his book "Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places."
Step 2 Rinse the leaves in running water to clean them, then boil them for 20 minutes.
Step 3 Drain the water and pat the cooked leaves dry with paper towels.
mb-Stuffed Mulberry Leaves
Lamb-Stuffed Mulberry Leav