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Strawberry plant recommendations please

KiliKili Posts: 875
Hi guys, I would like to tap into your experiences and expertise please. All my old strawberry plants are tired and old and just not producing and I haven't saved any runners for a couple of years so I would like to invest in some new plants.

Dobies have an offer on at the moment, 24 plants for £18 but there's quite a variety to choose from. If you have time could you go to this link and tell me which would be your preferred plants to purchase.

Many Thanks

Kili

'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw'

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,851
    I had the 1st harvest from my Mara de Bois last year, the flavour is exceptional. 
    I picked off the flowers until June and it was fruiting from July until it got really cold and the fruits didn't ripen.
    It doesn't store well at all and needs to be eaten within hours of picking which is why they're not available in the shops.
    Over 1m plants are sold in France a year grown for the resturant trade.
    When the fruit gets really dark red the perfume and flavour are amazing.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KiliKili Posts: 875
    Thanks for your assistance guys, as it happens I've ordered Mara de bois  and Cambridge Favourite.
    Looking forward to tasting them hopefully, with the grand kids if this blasted virus would ease off.

    C'est la vie

    Many Thanks
    Kili

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,851
    Keep well Kili
    Let the Mdb get proper deep red ripe to get the best taste and aroma from them.
    Good luck
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KiliKili Posts: 875
    Thanks Pete.8 I'll let them get deep red then get stuck in  :)

    You take care too Pete, these are challenging times. As they always said in that American cop show ( Hill street Blues I think) 'Be careful out there'

    Fortunately I can work from home and remote in to the network I manage. However as I'm home I can also do that stuff that we do at this time of the year . Just potted on 50 cosmos and 50 Marigolds and sown some Toms and cucumber seed, all during my lunch break of course  :D

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

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