[Market-farming] strawberry flavor

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Mon Feb 14 12:22:21 EST 2005

That's a lot of strawberries! If it's a short season type, I'd like to know
what variety.

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com

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On 2/14/2005 at 12:19 PM James H. Corey wrote:

>I grow 9000 strawberry plants organically every year, and I can tell you
>that the one's in the supermarket are picked long before they are ripe,
>unlike a tomato or a banana, a strawberry will not ripen much once it is
>picked.  Sure it may be red, but as far as being ripe, they are often far
>from it.  I encourage my u-pickers to look for a strawberry that is red
>the way to the top, and the seeds are "popping" out a bit - then it is
>ripe.  The variety does have something to do with it as well, some
>varieties just don't taste that good.  I have had trial sections of
>varieties in the past, and have decided on just one that I, and my
>customers prefer.
>Rose Hill Plantation
>road's end farm wrote:
>> On Feb 13, 2005, at 10:10 AM, Tradingpost wrote:
>> >
>> > I don't know strawberriy growing, and I'm wondering what they've done
>> > to
>> > make supermarket strawberries so tasteless. Is it the bred varieties
>> > or the
>> > harvesting, fertilizer, or what?
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