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Fantastic Seascape Strawberries

pilinut Jul 28, 2007 10:03 PM

It may have been beginner's luck--first visit to the Berkeley market--but today I had the best strawberries I've tasted in over a decade. I spotted small, ugly berries, all of them thoroughly ripe. (In my experience, the darkest, ugliest berries are sweetest.) I asked for a taste. Sheer bliss: pure, fragrant strawberry candy. Nothing I've had, except for wild European strawberries, has ever come close. I bought three punnets, and six hours later, DH and I have gone through the lot, sans cream, sans sugar.

Do any of the HMB strawberry producers have Seascapes? I don't think I can go back to the Camarosas and the White Diamonds.

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  1. jason carey RE: pilinut Jul 29, 2007 08:53 AM

    I don't know, but I had some pretty good berries at the Grand ave market yesterday too...Pretty much the last of the season

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: pilinut Jul 29, 2007 09:40 AM

      You're talking about Lucero? In my experience, their Seascapes are not consistently superior to Swanton's Chandlers. Which has more flavor varies from week to week and season to season.

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        anak RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 29, 2007 02:21 PM

        I don't recall the name of the vendor but it definitely was not Lucero's. The vendor was directly across from Blue Bottle & Frog Hollow.

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