[Market-farming] strawberry flavor

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Mon Feb 14 12:42:05 EST 2005

>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.

I'm dying of curiosity.... What variety, please?

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