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Alpine strawberries

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:04 pm
by tigerburnie
I'm sure there's a thread or a comment in a thread about the seeds we got, can't find it now, but I found some fruits today and even found a couple that the slugs hadn't had a go at, quite tasty. I don't think I've ever had a white one before, I have 7 plants, 5 of which are white, quite pleased as I didn't expect fruit in the first year.
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Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:30 am
by PLUMPUDDING
I'm pleased with mine too Tiger, the flavour of the white ones seems slightly different from the red ones but they are all fruiting well at the moment and a very pleasant addition to my breakfast. (Not enough to share yet)

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:23 pm
by retropants
we have found the white ones to be very soft, but dry.

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:01 pm
by PLUMPUDDING
You might have left them on too long, they're better before they get to that stage Retro.

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:31 pm
by Primrose
I,be found a number of them growing wild in one of my borders. . No idea where they came from and none of them have fruited so have pulled them out. They,re a bit of nuisance really. With limited growing space I need plants to be a little more productive than these are.

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:12 pm
by Johnboy
My comment would would be too much picking for the amount of eating.

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:50 pm
by tigerburnie
I love grazing round the garden, a pea here or a blackberry there, these little strawbs are delicious.

Re: Alpine strawberries

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 pm
by robo
I've always found them nice but a bit gritty