Strawberries

these are the smallest strawberries i have ever seen do they get any bigger and what are there uses they are in a large strawberry planter made of plastic in the sunshine

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  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    lol Nope, is the shortest answer. Just pick 20 and eat at once. image

  • GirlyfoxGirlyfox Posts: 51

    thanks they are tasty thoughimage

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,935

    If they have ripened and are red- no they won't get any bigger and you won't get many in a small planter but on the plus side their taste is unique. Alpine strawberries aren't as sweet as the fruit from the usual strawberry plant's sold in most GC's and few supermarkets sell alpine strawberries to eat.

    I usually eat mine with cream but was going to try smoothies, yohurts and strawberry cheese cake this yearimage.

    Although yours are grown in the sunshine, alpine strawberries will  grow in the shade of tree's, some varieties are called perpetual because the plants in a bed, grown in partial shade, will fruit throughout the growing season. 

    Hope this helps. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    Great info Zoomer. I thought of getting some alpines as they always tell you they fruit later than the usual ones but if they'll  grow in a shady spot through the season that's even better image

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  • GirlyfoxGirlyfox Posts: 51

    oh this all sounds helpful and inspiring i will find a bit more shade for them and go and buy some cream putting them in a border my help them to spread and look pretty thank you

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,790

    I'm trying these this year http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=80_117&product_id=609 . They were recommended by Monty Don as having the flavour of wild strawberries but the size of cultivated ones.  So far so good, nothing ripening yet but lots of berries forming image

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  • GirlyfoxGirlyfox Posts: 51

    they look very good thankyou my main chalange this year is to get to taste one before the kids do they fruit so well its encouraging to see with strawberries.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,935

    There are also pineberry and whiteberry varieties. I was going to sow some whiteberries for next year

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