The best from all the mulberry wood characteristics is the deliciousness of its fruits. It was the summer fruit of our childhood.
This beautiful trees could be found all over Istria. They were easy to climb and, unlike with cherries, no one ever shouted if it was a neighbour’s tree. For us it didn’t matter if the berries were white or black, they had the same sweet taste. But our mothers would immediately notice. No matter how hard we tried, we would always come back with black stains all over us.
Its leaves, especially from the white mulberry, are ecologically important as they are the primary food source for the silkworm.
In fact, there are more than 10 different species of this sort.