Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Jan 19 15:26:33 EST 2012
Melissa, where are you?
You may have stated this in some other post, but I can't keep track.
(If you use a signature for your email, it can help to put general
location info in the signature.)
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
On Jan 19, 2012, at 3:22 PM, Melissa Kacalanos wrote:
> Sarah and all,
> Some of the wild strawberries around here are white. (This means
> that the local creatures think that white means ripe when it comes
> to strawberries, and eat my cultivated strawberries before they get
> anywhere near ripe.) If you like, Sarah, I could save seeds from
> these white strawberries this June and send them to you. (I could
> also send plants to people in the US who want them.) The plants and
> berries are bigger than the usual Fragaria vesca (which we also have
> in abundance as a lawn plant, with tiny red berries.) I think this
> white-fruited strawberry might be the local version of F.
> virginiana. The plants send out lots of runners. When ripe, it's
> easy to pull the fruit off the calyx, so they're definitely
> different from this pineberry, which is shown with the calyx
> attached in the pictures. They're tasty, but I like my 'Mara de
> Bois' better.
> I'm also growing NW 90054-37 = PI 641196, a "black" (actually
> disappointingly maroon) strawberry I got from Corvallis.
> It's a nice strawberry, just not as distinctive as I was hoping. US
> folks, let me know if you'd like a plant of that, as it's sending
> out lots of runners.
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