Our mulberry tree is in full fruit at present.
The reason why you wont see them in the shops is that they are very delicate and difficult to pick without bruising and, consequently, getting a very red-purple stain on your hands.
But you had probably guessed that already, hadn't you?
But they were ideal fodder for the saucy part of our 'traditional' Halloween dessert of 'Mud, blood & poached brains'.
For the prosaic, this is dumplings with red berry sauce and chocolate ice-cream.
The tree overhangs the footpath and we happily let people pick what they want, if they want. Some even come to the door and ask if they can.
Saddest question: Are they strawberries?