I just used mulberry for the first time in my smoker. It has such a nice sweet smell, and very mild. I smoked 2 whole chickens with it, and man did it add a nice sweet smoke to the chicken. Up until now, peach has been my favorite. A few more cooks on the smoker with mulberry, and I just may have a new favorite.
According to Wikipedia. Mulberry trees are extremely common on the eastern and western seaboards of Australia due to the climate conditions being ideal for their growth. Different varieties of the mulberry are also common throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Mulberries are swift-growing when young, but soon become slow-growing and rarely exceed 33–49 feet tall.
The mulberry was considered a tree of life in ancient China and many uses were made of its fruit, leaves, roots and bark in medicines. Wherever it has grown, the mulberry tree has been utilized to treat ailments ranging from coughs, colds, diarrhea, fever, headache and inflammation to snakebite, tumors and wounds.
So then, try some mulberry next time you fire up your smoker. It both smells and tastes sweet. I believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised. And very pleased with the results!