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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
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Director, San Francisco Turkish Radio
Host, Orient Express
http://www.kkup.org/toprak.html

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

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

      Thanks,

      Ahmet Toprak

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        Robert Lauriston RE: topraka 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 RE: topraka 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...

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            topraka RE: CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 02:58 PM

            Which day is the market?

            Ahmet Toprak

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              CarrieWas218 RE: topraka Apr 8, 2013 05:09 PM

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

              Wednesdays.

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            twocents RE: topraka Apr 8, 2013 02:47 PM

            Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding.

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          femmevox RE: topraka 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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            topraka RE: femmevox Apr 8, 2013 08:25 PM

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

            Regards,

            Ahmet Toprak

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              ahliddinm RE: femmevox May 22, 2014 03:26 PM

              Hi
              I was looking for the same thing as Ahmet
              I moved from NY to boston area last fall.
              Mulberry season is coming and I started looking for place to find them. I saw trees in several places and marked them on my map. I can go there when they are ripe. :)
              I would love to come to pick some from your yard.

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                ahliddinm RE: femmevox May 22, 2014 03:28 PM

                Hi
                I was looking for the same thing as Ahmet
                I moved from NY to boston area last fall.
                Mulberry season is coming and I started looking for place to find them. I saw trees in several places and marked them on my map. I can go there when they are ripe. :)
                I would love to come to pick some from your yard.
                Thanks

              2. Robert Lauriston RE: topraka 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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                  chocolatetartguy RE: Robert Lauriston May 23, 2014 12:19 PM

                  I hadn't noticed that he had them, but I do recall once buying white mulberries at either the downtown or south Berkeley farmers markets.

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                    CarrieWas218 RE: chocolatetartguy May 23, 2014 09:56 PM

                    I was able to obtain purple mulberries at the Wednesday Farmers Markets at the Civic Center.

                    Thanks to Hoss Zare for the heads-up on that one!

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