[nafex] Pineberry

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.
>
> http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/53581500/catalogs/fradark.html
>
> 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.
>
> Melissa



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