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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:57

Your own MULBERRY BUSH

A special tip for those who are into growing their own fruit: the humble and prolific MULBERRY is an inexpensive bush to get from a friend or buy (grows into a big tree - 15m! - but you can keep it to reachable heights with judicious pruning) that produces wonderfully delicious berries that begin a pretty red then darken to a dark purple when ripe. They are loaded with resveratrol and anthrocyanins, both being studied for anti-aging and other even more solid health benefits.

These berries are not sold in the market, so the only ones available are from generous friends and much more likely to be unsprayed with pesticides.

A skinny bush 4’ high can cost between RM20 and RM50. This can be subdivided into more plants. Although a plant grown from seed is stronger and more lasting, the grafts are good enough to encourage you to see how great these fruit are.

Read up on this wonderful berry and how to grow your own trees on the net. To get you started, check out these websites:

http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/09/04/the-wonder-of-the-mulberry-trees/

http://www.mofga.org/Publications/MaineOrganicFarmerGardener/Summer2003/Mulberries/tabid/1487/Default.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ZpM1OTJyw

Images:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mulberry+tree+in+Malaysia&client=gmail&rls=gm&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pjHPU6dfloq4BMDugYAF&ved=0CBsQsAQ&biw=1815&bih=855