Mulberries are a fav of mine, for more reasons than one:
They are yummy – taste like blackberries
They are free
Easy to find
I’m doing my part to stop an invasive species, as long as I poop inside. 😉 (How do you think birds spread it? )
Gooseberries are not really my bag, very tart and crisp, will make you pucker! 😍 I’ve got 2 shrubs right near my patio that make them convenient to eat. Two mulberries for every goose! I’ve not made preserves out of them. Too much going on this time of year.
They are a secondary host species to the White Pine Rust. Many have been removed from the landscape, for the pine’s sake.
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl