Did you know only the White Mulberry trees feed silkworms?
In the late 1800 San Diego was full of them, grown by silkworm farmers hoping to compete with the China silk trade.
Today we grow them in honor of the area’s history. Although white mulberry trees that produce pure white fruit are rare, the fruits are white when immature, gradually ripening to shades of pink or purple. They are a small compared to their brethren but far sweeter than the black and red mulberries. They have a low acidity and a mild honey-like flavor. White mulberries are best when slightly overripe.