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White mulberries anywhere?

topraka Apr 7, 2013 09:44 PM

Hello All:

I have not had white mulberries in years. I looked for years in vain for a source for many decades. The only time I have them is when I go to Turkey in late spring or early summer.

Things may have changed and they may be available in California. After all the climate is ideal here for them.

Any one is aware of any market carrying them?

Ahmet Toprak
Director, San Francisco Turkish Radio
Host, Orient Express

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  1. twocents Apr 7, 2013 11:35 PM

    I think they're becoming popular now as some kind of superfood a la mangosteen juice or acai or pomegranate. At any rate I bought some recently at whole foods, about $10 a lb. dried. I suspect some of the middle eastern stores should carry them as Sadaf markets them too.

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    1. re: twocents
      topraka Apr 8, 2013 10:22 AM

      They have always been available in dried form. I cannot find the fresh ones....


      Ahmet Toprak

      1. re: topraka
        Robert Lauriston Apr 8, 2013 11:07 AM

        I've seen them on private property in Berkeley. There's one in the UC botanical garden.

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          CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 01:44 PM

          I saw them at the Union Square Farmer's Market last year - but I don't think they show up until May or so...

          1. re: CarrieWas218
            topraka Apr 8, 2013 02:58 PM

            Which day is the market?

            Ahmet Toprak

            1. re: topraka
              CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 05:09 PM

              Apologies - I said Union Square Farmers Market and it was the Civic Center Farmers Market.


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            twocents Apr 8, 2013 02:47 PM

            Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding.

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          femmevox Apr 8, 2013 06:40 PM

          I have so many trees in my yard that grow them (in Massachusetts).

          I cannot GET people to take them. They fall and languish on the ground...

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          1. re: femmevox
            topraka Apr 8, 2013 08:25 PM

            Give me your address, I am moving next to you :)


            Ahmet Toprak

          2. Robert Lauriston May 26, 2013 08:07 AM

            Somebody told me Ram Das has them. They're at the Berkeley farmers markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays and I think also at San Rafael on Thursdays.

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