March 2012 — Baby mulberries!
The ‘pakistan’ mulberry trees always leaf out sooner than the other varieties. Here we see baby mulberry fruit emerging along with new leaves from last year’s shoots.
Palo Alto Farmers Market opens for the new season at 8am, Saturday, May 12th, 2012. We plan on being there to start our 4th year selling off the back of our electric flower deck. The last 3 years I’ve been able to pick just 12 four-ounce packages of ripe mulberry fruit by the second saturday in May. Still, it’s important to see old friends on opening day and have something to sell them.The ‘pakistan’ hits its stride by the end of May, early June. And then the monster harvest starts rolling in from our main crop, the ‘illinois everbearing’.