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- 10-02-2008, 04:38 PM #1
Strawberry - Best taste variety
Does anyone has opinion on this? I'm led to believe the Marshmello is one of the best tasting strawberry by virtue of being one of the sweetest. Then there is Irresistible being offered by T&M as their tastiest strawberry.
Also how do taste rate among the F1 hybrids and perpetual/everbearer especially the latter, is taste compromised with it's everbearing quality? Regardless of what variety, I heard that the alpine varieties are always much tastier (sweeter) than standard non-alpine strawberry.Food for Free
- 10-02-2008, 04:44 PM #2
I think that strawberry flavour would be a personal preference thing veg. Some people will prefer a juicy fruit, some a sweet fruit so I think you will have to taste all the different varieties and choose for yourself should be an enjoyable task though!Happy Gardening,
- 10-02-2008, 04:45 PM #3
I grow marshmello and they are excelent tastewise and give a good crop. I also grow Aromel as an everbearer and have found it to be so good that from the 50 plants bought last year, another 100 have been propogated ready to plant out this spring.
Tatewise, marshmello just nicks it but the aromel are so productive, right up till mid October last year that they are a must have. Home grown strawbs in Autumn taste miles better than shop bought ones.http://pigletsplots.blogspot.com/
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- 10-02-2008, 04:48 PM #4Cropper
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I am no fan of the strawberry, but I have eaten a few and grown them for others.
As with all food, flavour is quite subjective.
I grew Marshmello last year - the reports from humans were very positive and the birds certainly liked them! They had a solid central core - when ripe, picking the hull would remove this core cleanly, but I can see that some people would find this annoying.
Alpine (woodland, wild, etc) strawberries are completely different. Their flavour is disimilar to the large type and they are (virtually always) very small which puts people off. The irony is that the flavour is more intense and complex, and they are extremely easy to grow.
If you have never had alpine strawberries, I would encourage you to grow some of your own.
- 10-02-2008, 04:52 PM #5
Agree with Shirley that it's all subjective but does anyone have opinions (good or bad!) on ostara, elsanta or honeoye? (These are the ones I've bought from Wilko!).
I've never really cared for 'supermarket' strawbs but from what I've heard and read, home grown are a different thing altogether!?I was feeling part of the scenery
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- 10-02-2008, 04:57 PM #6
Ostara are enjoyed by my menfolk but they really go mental for the alpine strawbs that grow semi-wild over our patio.Happy Gardening,
- 10-02-2008, 05:16 PM #7
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