[NAFEX] Getting More Flavor in Strawberries

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Fri May 20 06:38:04 EDT 2011

While I'm sure soil makes some difference, I have some alpine strawberries in pots, and others in the ground, and they taste pretty similar to me.

They taste much better if I wait until they are _really_ ripe before picking them.

I can only grow alpine strawberries. For reasons I don't understand the critters eat all my 'ordinary' strawberries but often don't notice the alpine ones. But far away the best-flavored strawberries I've bought at farmers' markets were 'earli-glow'.

-- GindaOn May 19, 2011 9:18 PM, Spidra Webster <spidra at gmail.com> wrote: 

It may be a result of the variety I chose ('Aromas') but the strawberry I

just harvested was only marginally better than a supermarket strawberry. I

just used potting soil. Haven't fertilized. Is there a fertilizer or

supplement I could be using that would help bump up the flavor? I have a

couple 'Mara des Bois' strawberries and they have a better taste so I'm sure

some of it is down to the variety you choose to grow but I imagine there

have to be some tricks I'm missing.

Megan Lynch


South Pasadena, CA Zone 9


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