Monday, February 23, 2009

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Excellent Strawberry Flavor

It has been years since I last grew strawberries. But on one side of my walk way in the backyard there is a perfect spot for a ground cover. So if I'm going to give that space to a ground cover, why not hand it over to one that will give me fruit as well. So I contacted Kansas State extension, to find out the best rated varieties. Sorkel Kadir wrote an excellent Horticulture Report in 2003 where 'Earliglow' and 'Sparkle' were the only varieties to receive an excellent flavor designation. So I bought 25 'Earliglow' plants from Stark Brothers and I am looking forward to the results.
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