[NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 00:28:25 EDT 2011


PIcs of the leaves & the fruit are at the bottom of the page at the
link that Naomi posted:

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/search.pl?accid=%20PI+551842



On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us> wrote:
> Where did you see a picture?
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> I was in Germany this year during strawberry season, and I was interested to see that German strawberries have a different shape than American strawberries. Oh, and they were delicious. They also command a large premium in the (German) market over the larger, flavorless imports that they also get from sunnier parts of the EU, like Spain. My guess is that good strawberries will always be local strawberries, as good strawberries don't travel well.
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> Ginda
> Eastern MA, zone 6
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> On Aug 30, 2011, at 8:36 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
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>> Ah, yes, I read too quickly.  Thanks for the correction.
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>> The pic of the berries makes them look kind of irregular & misshapen.
>> Perhaps another reason why it fell out of commercial appeal. The ones
>> in the photo anyway don't have the characteristic strawberry shape.
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>> ~mIEKAL
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>> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 7:23 PM, Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
>>> mIEKAL, she said that NCGR sent her *a runner* from one of the 3 plants
>>> they had.
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>>> Doug Woodard
>>> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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