Despite looking similar to blackberries, mulberries actually grow on trees and are related to figs. They have a great balance between sweetness and tartness. Unlike many fruits, mulberries ripen over an extended period of time allowing a longer harvest.
Many adults have fond memories of stealing away from the schoolyard or their grandmother's watchful eye to cram a few of the sweet berries in their mouths as they sat under the shade of a mulberry tree. And of course, the dark purple staining from picking mulberries made for great fun.
You might be wondering if they are so great, why they aren't commercially available next to blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and other fruits of the summer. Here's why: mulberries are super thin-skinned, so it is best to handpick them (which isn't conducive to modern commercial machinery). To make matters worse, they don't keep for very long so they would likely go bad before they made it to your grocery store!
So, what's a girl to do with her abundant mulberry harvest? Make and share mulberry jam, of course.
About Our Mulberry Jam
Our mulberry jams are made the day of harvest to capture the freshest and brightest flavor. Every batch is made with low sugar pectin as mulberries are plenty sweet on their own. Inside each half-pint jar, there is less than a tablespoon of sugar!
We are adventurous on the homestead and enjoy trying new flavor combinations. So far, we've enjoyed Mulberry & Vanilla, Mulberry & Mint, and Mulberry & Jalapeno jams - and of course, plenty of Seedless Mulberry jam, too.
Every 8 fl oz jar is properly canned & preserved for your enjoyment whenever the craving strikes. We recommend eating your unopened jams within one year or opened jams within six months for best taste.
Mulberry & Vanilla Jam & Seedless Mulberry Jam Ingredients: Mulberries, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Pectin, Homemade Vanilla Extract
Mulberry & Jalapeno Jam Ingredients: Mulberries, Sugar, Jalapeno Pepper, Lemon Juice, Pectin, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper
Mulberry Mojito Jam Ingredients: Mulberries, Sugar, Lime Juice, Pectin, Mint Extract
Handcrafted in June 2019