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Mulberry

America’s forgotten fruit

I never ate a mulberry until I moved to the Great Plains seven years ago. There were countless mulberry trees in all the neighborhoods of my youth but they were all hybridized fruit-less mulberry trees. Why, oh why, would anyone want to make a fruit tree stop bearing fruit?

That first year here in this town on the plains I noticed the trees that had berries. I wondered what they…