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Green strawberries?

jessinEC Apr 15, 2011 12:08 PM

I was just at Monterey Market (in Berkeley, CA) and saw that they are selling green strawberries. I mean, the strawberries were labeled as being green -- on purpose -- it wasn't just that they were mixed in with ripe ones. I've been training my kids not to pick them until red. Have we been missing out???

  1. loratliff Jun 2, 2011 01:46 PM

    Just saw this, so I'm a bit late to the party, but I had a delicious crudo and salad at Flour + Water in San Francisco last month that featured both green and red strawberries. The green strawberries were fantastic when served along with the red and a light dressing of oil and salt and pepper. Pics here: http://smithratliff.com/2011/04/24/sa...

    1. HillJ Apr 15, 2011 07:01 PM


      Not a fan but unless they were picked under ripe (and btw will never turn red) these are the only common green strawberries I'm aware of.

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      1. re: HillJ
        morwen Apr 16, 2011 04:45 AM

        I wasn't aware of fruitipedia. Thanks HillJ!

        1. re: morwen
          HillJ Apr 16, 2011 05:26 AM

          My pleasure, morwen.

          1. re: morwen
            jessinEC Apr 16, 2011 03:30 PM

            +1 on fruitpedia being a great resource, thanks.

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          morwen Apr 15, 2011 01:14 PM

          Huh? Unripe strawberries? Made me wonder too so I did a quick search. "green strawberry recipes" brought up lots of results referring to salads with ripe strawberries and green strawberry smoothies which had greens and ripe strawberries in them but I didn't see a one using unripe strawberries. Did you taste them? Is it possible there's a weird new hybrid out there that's green when ripe?

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          1. re: morwen
            jessinEC Apr 15, 2011 06:48 PM

            I didn't even think of that. I'll have to ask next time I'm there.

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              pizzagal Apr 21, 2011 01:51 PM

              Hey - I BOUGHT the green strawberries from MM last week, thinking they were a new hybrid. Answer: NOPE - they're just green, as in unripe, strawberries. Green, as in tart, slightly tannic, not very good. I, too, am pondering why they are selling these, but I am sure the produce buyer there has the answer. Will write back when I find out more.

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