[nafex] Lost Posts (Strawberries and scion wood) or Yet another reason to leave Yahoo.
ginda at concentric.net
Thu Apr 18 21:57:24 EDT 2002
I haven't grown any of these, but I used to buy earliglow at a farmer's
market in NYC. They were usually the first crop of the season. They
are small, somewhat soft, and have a slightly unusual shape - they point
up at the top, rather than being flat or indented. They do not turn as
deep and bright red as the later berries. They are also the best,
sweetest, most richly flavored strawberries I have ever eaten.
I just planted a bunch of them, despite my difficulties with critters
getting all the berries. I am hopeful I may get a handful before the
chipmunks. If so, it will be worth it.
eastern Mass, zone 6
> Thinking of ordering/planting strawberries. Since have clay/clay-
> loam soils was only considering Red Stele resistant varieties [I have
> and have had serious issues around collar rot on apples].
> The (red stele resistant) varieties listed in catalog that Penn State
> Ag Extension also lists are:
> Earliglow (Early)
> Annapolis (Early)
> Northeaster (Early)
> Cavendish (Early-Mid)
> Sparkle (late)
> I haven't been able to determine season or resistance of Surecrop
> The catalog is listing a "special" of Earliglow, Surecrop, and
> Interesting factoid: From my reading all strawberries produce fruit
> 30 days after flowering. The seasonality is determined by when bloom
> Any thoughts on these would be appreciated.
> Chris Mauchline
> SE PA, zone 6
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