Sharis Berries- Any good???
- macca Jan 17, 2007 07:22 PM
Just received a package of Shari's Berries- 6 dipped strawberries. Dipped in chocolate, coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. They look good. Has anyone had them? I got them as a gift, and prpbably won't try them until this weekend, but am curious if they will be as good as they look. They are really big!!!!
February strawberries in the Northern hemisphere will be from "ever baring" plants. The produce industry as a whole recognizes that they are vastly inferior in taste and texture to " June baring" varieties. Sunshine is the fuel for sugar production and no northern climate gets enough prolonged heat to produce "June baring berries" until close to mothers day.
re: Brandon Nelson
""Strawberry plants are set in the garden in the fall (October-November); following early vegetative growth, the cool nights and short days of the winter stimulate the plant to produce flowers; following the last killing frost of spring (December-January in frost-free areas) flowers are formed which develop into fruits ready for harvest in about a month. Berry production and harvesting continue throughout the spring; upon the onset of warm weather and longer days, the plants cease to produce berries and begin to form runners which take root and become new plants.""
University of Florida. IFAS
Professor James Stephens
"￼Strawberries In The Florida Garden" p.1
"NOTE: The "Everbearing" varieties of strawberries are not well suited for Florida. The varieties suggested above [in the article] bear fruit early and continuously over a 3-month or more period of time."
"￼1. This document is HS509, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date March 1994. Reviewed May 2003. Visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
2. James M. Stephens, professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611."
other references: http://hos.ufl.edu/research/protected...
A former employer of mine brought in a whole bunch of Shari's Berries for my going away party a few weeks ago. I thought these dipped strawberries tasted fantastic.
Best to eat them right away Macca as they don't keep well past a few days.
I bet most of their strawberries come from California this time of year.
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