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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 10:08 AM
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34. You could tell when strawberries were in season because you could smell
the fresh berries when you walked through the produce dept. A couple of other things I've noticed about the berries I find in the stores now is that they have to be sliced, you can't just mash them up with a potato masher, and the centers have very little, if any, color to them and are sometimes hollow.

When I was a kid we once found a patch of wild strawberries growing along the side of the road. We managed to pick enough to fill a small bowl and used them for strawberry shortcake. They were, without a doubt, the best I've ever tasted.
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  -Strawberries Stinky The Clown  May-17-09 10:05 AM   #0 
  - Yes, the big ones are cardboard  Warpy   May-17-09 10:10 AM   #1 
  - Yep. And unless you grow your own, or get them from  japple   May-17-09 10:27 AM   #2 
  - I may have come across an exception...  Lars39   May-17-09 10:42 AM   #3 
  - I think tasteless fruit is picked green and hard  Warpy   May-17-09 12:42 PM   #5 
     - if you get them close to the source they're good  Retrograde   May-29-09 11:40 PM   #53 
  - no local berries there? eom  grasswire   May-17-09 11:03 AM   #4 
  - Not yet ...... in fact, we have a freeze warning for tonight not 100 miles from here  Stinky The Clown   May-17-09 02:13 PM   #7 
     - Ohio has a frost warning...stupid cold north wind  mtnester   May-17-09 06:15 PM   #9 
     - Stinky, I'll get some Tues  elleng   May-17-09 06:52 PM   #10 
        - You use them, too?  Tangerine LaBamba   May-17-09 07:20 PM   #11 
        - Just started using them.  elleng   May-17-09 07:58 PM   #14 
        - Hey! Eating greengrocers corn (from FL) now.  elleng   May-19-09 07:55 PM   #39 
        - We have two Giants nearby. Maybe I'll try there  Stinky The Clown   May-17-09 07:28 PM   #12 
           - Same with Giant: Driscoll.  elleng   May-17-09 07:50 PM   #13 
              - I'm allergic to strawberries,  Tangerine LaBamba   May-17-09 11:23 PM   #16 
                 - Sorry to hear that, Tangelo.  elleng   May-17-09 11:32 PM   #17 
                    - It works with the tomatoes,  Tangerine LaBamba   May-17-09 11:39 PM   #18 
                    - Like Indian, and too spicy for me.  elleng   May-17-09 11:51 PM   #19 
                    - It was smaller than I expected,  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:02 AM   #21 
                       - Twenty FIRST century, if ya don't mind!!!!  elleng   May-18-09 12:13 AM   #25 
                          - Nice catch -  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:15 AM   #26 
                             - yhm  elleng   May-18-09 12:34 AM   #28 
                    - Dad is growing tomatoes NOW,  elleng   May-17-09 11:54 PM   #20 
                       - How's the weather out there?  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:03 AM   #22 
                          - Now, their weather is kind of like ours.  elleng   May-18-09 12:11 AM   #23 
                             - One summer,  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:13 AM   #24 
                                - 'spensive!  elleng   May-18-09 12:19 AM   #27 
                                   - Ah, I have ......  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:36 AM   #29 
                                      - Thanks for Sardinia!!!  elleng   May-18-09 12:44 AM   #30 
                                         - That's what so special ........  Tangerine LaBamba   May-18-09 12:50 AM   #31 
                                            - yhm  elleng   May-18-09 12:58 AM   #32 
                    - Just learned I won't get strawbs from them this week;  elleng   May-18-09 08:24 AM   #33 
  - One of my pet peeves, too  housewolf   May-17-09 12:45 PM   #6 
  - Yes, it's a disappointment  eleny   May-17-09 02:25 PM   #8 
  - That's pretty much every fruit...  TreasonousBastard   May-17-09 11:02 PM   #15 
  - You could tell when strawberries were in season because you could smell  Arkansas Granny   May-18-09 10:08 AM   #34 
  - We have wild strawberries growning in with our oregano in the front flower bed  Stinky The Clown   May-18-09 01:11 PM   #35 
     - Is it a true wild strawberry or could it be this groundcover called Indian Strawberry?  Arkansas Granny   May-18-09 01:34 PM   #36 
        - It looks sorta like that  Stinky The Clown   May-20-09 03:22 PM   #40 
        - I have some of those in one of my planters- and I've left it there since I love  tigereye   May-27-09 12:24 PM   #48 
        - There's a West Coast version  Retrograde   May-29-09 11:38 PM   #52 
  - Stillwell Oklahoma - Strawberry Capital of the World  sazemisery   May-18-09 06:09 PM   #37 
  - That PS is funny!  Stinky The Clown   May-20-09 03:24 PM   #41 
  - These came from my 8' x 8' strawberry patch, planted by my  japple   May-19-09 11:26 AM   #38 
  - Those look like ::gasp:: strawberries!  Stinky The Clown   May-20-09 03:25 PM   #42 
  - You've been drooling a lot lately. Hey Sparkly, this clown  japple   May-21-09 09:31 AM   #43 
  - where is the best place to plant strawberries? I have a plant I would like to  tigereye   May-27-09 12:26 PM   #49 
  - I get really great, red, juicy, flavorful (if a bit largish) strawberries at my  kestrel91316   May-21-09 01:42 PM   #44 
  - I don't remember them ever tasting like strawberries  wryter2000   May-21-09 04:55 PM   #45 
  - Here's what became of all those berries I picked yesterday.  japple   May-21-09 06:22 PM   #46 
  - I took a few pounds of those Driscoll strawberries...  TreasonousBastard   May-25-09 07:30 PM   #47 
  - I've been buying the  hippywife   May-29-09 07:42 PM   #50 
  - Haven't seen their 'organic.'  elleng   May-29-09 10:05 PM   #51 
  - Monstrously Large. They Frighten Me  NashVegas   Jun-02-09 02:59 PM   #54 

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