Mulberry (Dut in Turkish)
In April mulberry trees produce fruit. There are a number of different varieties of mulberry that grow in North Cyprus. Black Mulberry ⦁ White Mulberry/Beyaz Dut (Morus alba L.) – this is a broad-crowned deciduous tree, which grows to 10-15m in height and is native to China. It was originally brought to Cyprus to enable the rearing of silkworms as the fruit and leaves are the main food of the silkworm larvae. The trunk has long furrows and can grow to 60-70cm in diameter.