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Persian Mulberries 2011 - Any Markets or Restaurants Have 'Em?

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I have heard on some other food sites that Persian Mulberries are now in season. I don't go to too many different farmers markets - I primarily go to Studio City or Atwater on Sundays, occasionally Hollywood - but I'm willing to try other markets to try to find these rare delicious berries. Anyone seen them in any sort of abundance to where a non-pro could buy them?

I've only been able to have them as dessert or fruit plates at a couple of restaurants in the past - usually because the chefs buy them out so quickly. I've had them at Canele and Campanile, who else serves them when they're in season?

Thanks in advance!

Tim

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Canele
3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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  1. Wed. Santa Monica Market has several vendors selling Mulberries right now, but I'm not sure on the particular varieties. Besides dark purple, there are even some that are white and others that are long & elongated. For best selection you should try to get there by 9am.

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    1. re: zinFAN

      Persian mulberries are only black. The others are different varieties, including some from Persia, thus the confusion.

      1. re: zinFAN

        Yes, I saw those there this past Wednesday and asked the vendor, he said they were "Pakistani" mulberries, were a different variety from the Persian, and were delicious.

        Sorry, I didn't try any or register what price he was asking for them.

        1. re: Phurstluv

          Pak/Afghan. Those are the long ones. Different flavor.

          1. re: epop

            Yes, they were oblong, didn't taste them, vendor said they were delicious.