Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The first of the Strawberries

This is what greeted me when I got home from work today.  A completely unblemished, plump, and possibly perfect Strawberry.  The first of many I hope.




It also came with a smaller but equally perfect little friend.


I have absolutely no idea what variety or cultivar this is.  All I know is that it grows well, has no diseases and tastes absolutely fabulous!

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmm my mouth is watering. Had a similar find myself last Saturday.

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  2. Won't boast but..been picking mine for a week..lovely!

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  3. I've planted early, mid and late varieties of strawberries, so I'm hoping that I'll be harvesting them for a while.

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  4. Oooooohhh! We planted strawberry plants this year and I'm so glad we did.

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  5. Ryan, here I talked about climbing strawberries and put some photos, Mount Everest type: http://creata-la-cub.blogspot.com/2009/04/capsuni-cataratori.html. Maybe you can see the resemblence, if any, with yours. Because your strawberry is big, I think could be Mount Everest too. Here are another 2 posts where you can see pictures, from May and June. http://creata-la-cub.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-garden-at-beginning-of-may-gradina.html - taller plants and http://creata-la-cub.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-garden-at-beginning-of-june-gradina.html - my first big strawberry this year.

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  6. Yay! We also had strawberries for pudding for the first time today. We do always loose quite a few to the wretched woodlice though, grrrrrrr!

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  7. Hello Ryan;

    There's something about spring in Vermont and fresh strawberries and my wife. She has to have the native ones as soon as possible. Since strawberries are available year round now from California, Florida and on up the eastern US coast, we always have them.

    The other day a quart appeared. Some not quite ripe, but obviously local and with a great smell and taste. I inquired about the cost and with deserved reluctance was told they were too expensive but "I had to have some" First crop of the season: $5 US for a quart. This is difficult for me when my memory goes back to the early 60's when pick-your-own places were 10 cents a pound. Oh well......

    George Africa
    The Vermont Gardener
    http://thevermontgardener.blogspot.com
    Vermont Gardens
    http://vermontgardens.blogspot.com
    Vermont Flower Farm
    http://vermontflowerfarm.com

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  8. Wow! You guys are so advanced in your Strawberry growing! Some fabulous planting schemes and climbing strawberries? Amazing.

    My Strawberries tasted absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait for the others to ripen!

    Keep up the good work!

    Ryan

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