[NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Sep 1 17:42:14 EDT 2011


How does Suwannee handle Zone 5, do you know?

My current favorite is Sparkle. Definitely not a shipping berry; but  
delicious.



-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale



On Sep 1, 2011, at 4:55 PM, Scott Smith wrote:

> 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



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