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    It may well be a mulberry, I have no idea what it is so I showed my 30+ year allotment owning, RHS orchid award winning parents some pictures and a stem but they didn't know either. They checked a couple of books going off the pics and stem and thought a buckingham tayberry so we went with that I did always wonder though considering the tayberry was only released in about 1979ish and this looks old and established in place.
    I was tempted to grow a mulberry but heard they take stupid time to grow and produce so if that's what it is at work, then that saves me the job as the amount it gives off is stupendous , now I'm just hoping tayberry is just as nice (or nicer)...

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    I wouldn't dream of disagreeing with your parents but if you google the growth habit of a mulberry and that of a tayberry you'll see the difference for yourself.
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    Tayberries are quite tart - better cooked than fresh really but I like them either way.
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    ^^^^definately a mulberry - lovely trunk....and a very different plant to a tayberry which grows like a bramble.

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    my parents could very well be wrong and thats perfectly fine, as I said we just didn't know and only had a quick flick through a couple of their books. The fruits all look so similar, thats the problem as I'd say that fruit looks the same as at work but needs another week to ripen purple a little more as the red ones at work are tart, but once purple they're sweeeeet. From what I've seen the mulberry seems to have a more central trunk, the picture doesn't show it well but this seems to be rooted from multiple sides of a sprawling trunk. I might try and get more clear pictures tomorrow, I keep meaning to do a video of it but I'd get strange looks out the window of other staff

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    Since the mulberry is on council land they should have a record of what it is. It may have a tree preservation order on it because of its age.
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    of course all this means I've planned a fruit garden based on something I'm not actually growing but thought I was ha so now I'm thinking should I be buying a mulberry tree (40 ebay for 1.5m tree's worth it?), would it be worth it anyway crop wise and where to put it if I do
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    Start it off in a pot

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