[NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry now Suwanee

Scott Smith scott at cs.jhu.edu
Fri Sep 2 17:09:12 EDT 2011


Betsy, the only source I know of is to get runners from the ARS.  I pulled up my bed a few years ago (no time to weed strawberries) so I don't have the variety anymore myself.

Scott

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1446374

On Sep 2, 2011, at 4:54 PM, Elizabeth Hilborn wrote:

> You have piqued my interest in Suwanee, however, it does not appear to 
> be available commercially.  Are there sources for it?
> 
> Betsy Hilborn
> 
> On 9/1/2011 5:42 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:
>> 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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