[nafex] Pineberry

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Jan 19 15:51:37 EST 2012

Interesting. I've never seen white wild strawberries.

Considering the pest problem it seems to be causing you, maybe I  
should resist the temptation to ask for some.

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

On Jan 19, 2012, at 3:41 PM, Melissa Kacalanos wrote:

> Sorry, central NY state, Ithaca, zone 5. We're neighbors, Rivka.
> Melissa
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> Subject: Re: [nafex] Pineberry
> 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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