[NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry now Suwanee

Elizabeth Hilborn ehilborn at mebtel.net
Fri Sep 2 16:54:00 EDT 2011


You have piqued my interest in Suwanee, however, it does not appear to 
be available commercially.  Are there sources for it?

Betsy Hilborn

On 9/1/2011 5:42 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:
> How does Suwannee handle Zone 5, do you know?
>
> My current favorite is Sparkle. Definitely not a shipping berry; but
> delicious.
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> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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> On Sep 1, 2011, at 4:55 PM, Scott Smith wrote:
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>> Darrow considered it not very suitable in the east. See http://www.nal.usda.gov/pgdic/Strawberry/book/bokten.htm
>>   for Darrow's description of Marshall as well as other heirloom
>> varieties.
>>
>> I did a test planting of heirloom varieties several years ago and
>> found Suwannee to be my favorite.  I agree with Darrow: "Suwannee
>> was named for its very high dessert quality, which is perhaps the
>> best in the United States".
>>
>> Scott z7 MD
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