[NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry

Scott Smith scott at cs.jhu.edu
Thu Sep 1 16:55:14 EDT 2011


Darrow considered it not very suitable in the east. See http://www.nal.usda.gov/pgdic/Strawberry/book/bokten.htm for Darrow's description of Marshall as well as other heirloom varieties.

I did a test planting of heirloom varieties several years ago and found Suwannee to be my favorite.  I agree with Darrow: "Suwannee was named for its very high dessert quality, which is perhaps the best in the United States".

Scott z7 MD

On Aug 31, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Road's End Farm wrote:

> 
> On Aug 31, 2011, at 12:45 AM, Lon J. Rombough wrote:
> 
>> The best Marshalls came from a field in the hills above Silverton, OR
> 
> Anybody know whether they did well in the Northeast USA?
> 
> 
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
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