If you’ve got access to a mulberry tree in Brisbane that is dripping with fruit this spring, don’t let it all go to the birds. Get your Brisbane Kids fruit picking and whip up a mulberry crumble by following our delicious recipe below. If you don’t have a mulberry tree in your garden, don’t worry, as there are a number of mulberry trees growing on public land that are brimming with fresh berries.
Mulberry picking in Brisbane
A Brisbane local, who goes by the user name of ‘Horst’ has created a google map called Brisbane Public Harvest that shows the location of edible fruit trees on public land. It provides an extensive list, with directions, to Brisbane locations where you can find mulberry trees with berries that are begging to be picked and enjoyed. You can also add to this list if you stumble across something edible growing in your local area on public property. Falling Fruit is another website which lists free food that can be foraged for in urban areas (just type in your address and select ‘Mulberry’ from the list to find the options closest to you).
Grow your own mulberries
If you would like to plant your own mulberry tree, read Don Burke’s tips for growing mulberries. When mulberry picking, remember to wear old clothes as mulberry juice stains easily.
Okay! Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush …
Mulberry Crumble recipe
- Mulberries, washed and stems removed (roughly 500 grammes of fruit to serve 4-6 people)
- Strawberries (optional), washed and hulled
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 100 grammes rolled oats
- 100 grammes macadamia nuts
- 80 grammes chopped butter
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place berries into an ovenproof dish.