[Market-farming] Strawberry varieties

Graeme Gerrard ggerrard at resonant.com.au
Tue Feb 15 06:44:52 EST 2005

Camarosa is a variety that is sweet and has good flavour when fully 
ripe.  But talk about BIG - 2 /1/2 to 3 inches long! Here strawberries 
are commonly sold in small, 250g punnets - (clam shells?)  You couldn't 
fit 2 Camarosas in a small punnet like that.  Not all were so big, but 
they would be the biggest strawberry I've seen.

On 15/02/2005, at 8:53 AM, Adriana wrote:

> If you get a chance to grow them try Camerosas, they are even better 
> than properly ripened Chandlers.  I think that refrigeration also 
> affects the flavors of strawberries.  When I lived near the strawberry 
> capital of Florida I used to buy my berries from a produce stand that 
> prided itself on their berries never being refrigerated.  They were 
> great!
>> We grew Chandler, which is one
>> of the varieties used for those huge, gorgeous berries we see in the
>> supermarkets, in our high tunnels two years ago.  We got those huge 
>> gorgeous
>> berries, and we picked them ripe for sale the next day.  Customers 
>> them.  They had a GREAT taste.
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