Strawberries from California

Eugene, Oregon
March 9, 2016 9:41am CST
They were not from our garden or even some local farmer. In Oregon, the advice is not to plant strawberries until May to be sure that Jack Frost will not get them. But these looked so good when we were in a locally owned supermarket last week that we could not resist them. The price was great too, at $5.00 for two one pound boxes. We only got one, so it was even better. They are not the greatest ever, but they are ripe and sweet, though a little tough. I have enjoyed them on my cereal this week.
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15 responses
• United States
9 Mar 16
The ones in my local are not too good. Now I know why. The growers sent the good ones up north. Enjoy.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 Mar 16
no matter how hard l try, l have never understood what for taste people find so irresistible in strawberries.Maybe my tastebuds
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Mar 16
mayhbe they were not ripe?
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Mar 16
@Hatley Pretty rioe, but kinda tough.
@ricki_911 (19957)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Mar 16
Yes, the rule of thumb applies here. We usually dont start planting until well into June. That is cheap here they go for $10 or more.
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Apr 16
I went strawberry picking last week. I used most to make jam so I need to get some more. They were wonderful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Apr 16
Our local berries are now available too, and we have some planted that will be ready soon.
@JudyEv (136961)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Mar 16
Strawberries are one of the nicest fruits I think. Unfortunately bugs and little critters like them too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Mar 16
They certainly do!
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@marlina (79646)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
There is nothing like local strawberries that one picks oneself.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Mar 16
That is for certain!
@Tampa_girl7 (26765)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I love strawberry shortcake. I need to get a low sugar recipe.
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@LadyDuck (182446)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
Strawberries are perennial plants. The strawberries in my garden will be ready by mid May, last Saturday the plants were covered with snow, but today they looked healthy.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
9 Mar 16
I know people moan that we have strawberries available 365 days a year but I don't think that's such a bad thing.
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@Corbin5 (119429)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Oh, I do love a good strawberry!! You got a good deal on yours!
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
15 Aug 17
I'm glad that they were at least tasty... the last few times we bought them, they were huge but had no flavor at all! This year we planted our own!!
@TheHorse (73517)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jun 16
Things happen early in California.
@Ruby3881 (1997)
• Canada
12 Apr 16
I am eager for berry season to begin! I'm hoping we'll be able to get some nice locally grown berries this year, and get a better flavour than the commercially packed ones we buy at the grocery store. As you say, I enjoy them but they aren't quite the same!
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Mar 16
have not had a strawberry in months and live in a retirement center in S outher Californa shame on them
• Democratic Republic Of The Congo
12 Mar 16
When I get some less than delicious strawberries I slice them up and put them in hot water with some sugar and let them sit for a few minutes. I then rinse them off and there delicious because they soak up just a bit of sugar and release some of their own.