[NAFEX] Fairfax strawberry

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Wed Nov 28 10:56:28 EST 2007


On Nov 28, 2007, at 7:17 AM, loneroc wrote:

> Check with the germplasm repository at Cornwallis.  Yesterday I 
> received runners of the 'Fairfax' strawberry that I requested from 
> them via e-mail last spring.  No cost whatsoever and they were 
> Fed-Exed overnight to my door.  Good work USDA!! (I don't have cause 
> to praise them too often.)  I stuck 'em in pots--should be no 
> trouble--roots were already forming.
>  
> Steve Herje
> Lone Rock, WI USDA Zone 3-4
>  
> PS:  Thanks to whoever suggested Fairfax.  It's is one of the parents 
> of Sparkle--my favorite commonly available berry and it's supposed to 
> be even better.  It's supposed to grow well in (part?) shade--which is 
> something I can always use.
>>

Great news!

How many runners did they send you?

Are you considering getting Fairfax back on the market?

Let us know how they do --

--Rivka
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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