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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Artist revives Marshall strawberry
  • Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:45:29 -0700

Marshall's biggest weakness was susceptibility to red stele disease of the
roots. I had Marshall growing up and it was a perfect blend of aromatic
flavor, intense sweetness and sooth juiciness. I've tasted many varieties
including a lot of the GRIN collection, and while there are decent ones out
there, I've yet to find an equal to a well grown Marshall. The best
Marshalls came from a field in the hills above Silverton, OR grown where they
were the first crop after a forest had been cleared. You could smell them
before you reached the patch and eating them made your head ache from the
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, book, The Grape Grower, at Winner GWA "Best Talent in Writing" 2003.
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On Aug 30, 2011, at 2:52 PM, Douglas Woodard wrote:


She sounds like a real American go-getter.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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