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Mulberries are easy to grow, abundant, and fast growing, which makes them perfect for containers. If grown in pots, they are continuous producers cycling in and out of flower and fruit when given warm temperatures and adequate light. In the ground, they turn into a large bush. Each berry resembles a large blackberry, but with a bluer tone and a sweet, luscious flavor with just a little bit of tanginess.
- Dwarf Everbearing (Zones 5-11)
Mulberries are extremely forgiving plants. These plants favor full sun exposure, requiring 6-8 hours of sun each day to thrive. Use a high quality potting soil amended with some nutrient rich compost. Newly planted everbearing mulberry trees need to be watered regularly to establish a strong root system. Once established, mulberry trees are relatively drought-tolerant.
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3 cups mulberries
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix mulberries, sugar + flour.
3. Place mixture into bottom pie crust. Dot with butter + then cover with top pie crust. Crimp edges, cut slits in upper crust + brush with milk.
4. Let pie rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
5. Bake pie in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350°F + bake for an additional 30 minutes.