Saturday, June 20, 2009

Freaky Mutant Strawberries

Check out these monster strawberries...



At 6/20/2009 2:43 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

Mmmm ... strawberries. Next week, I'm told, the PYO fields will be open for business. We're counting the days ;).

At 6/20/2009 3:02 PM, Blogger Madcap said...

Dang - I'm so jealous! Our plants just lost their flowers yesterday. Enjoy one for me, okay?

At 6/20/2009 4:13 PM, Blogger e4 said...

Just for the record, these are from a local market, not from our garden. Our strawberries are mysteriously unproductive. Last year I suspected either the chickens or e5, but both seem to have been ruled out this year, and still very few berries.

So we bought some, and tomorrow we're making strawberry jam, come hell or high water.

We thought about doing PYO, but it's too dang hot all of a sudden.

I will enjoy a couple for you Madcap. :)

At 6/20/2009 9:48 PM, Blogger knutty knitter said...

Big is all very well but do they taste good or are they pale and insipid like some I got last season.

I have been a bit more careful since then because I do like strawberries tasty. There are still a few alpines left in our garden even now (winter here). One or two of them are still edible even. It seems forever till Spring and our next lot of berries and cherries.

viv in nz

At 6/21/2009 8:23 AM, Blogger e4 said...

I was worried they'd be mealy or tasteless too, but they're actually fine. They're not all that big, but the big ones seem to taste just as good as the little ones.

I wish that fresh strawberry smell would could stay in the kitchen for another couple months. :)


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