Edible Leaf Mulberry – Eat the Leaves, too!
You can have your fruit and eat the leaves, too! While all Morus alba varieties have edible leaves, this variety has very tender leaves with a better flavor. Young mulberry leaves are loaded with protein and have been used as a cooked green or made into a tea in many Asian countries for centuries. In spring, the variety will also produce 1 inch long, black mulberries with a tangy sweet flavor. Fruit ripens in May. Zones 7-10.