[Market-farming] strawberry flavor

James H. Corey 1corey at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 14 12:30:01 EST 2005


I grow only Sweet Charlies - and love them!

Tradingpost wrote:

> 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
> http://largocreekfarms.com
> http://medicinehill.net
>
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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,
> and
> >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
> all
> >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
> several
> >varieties in the past, and have decided on just one that I, and my
> >customers prefer.
> >
> >Pam
> >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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