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Algenco
05-14-2009, 10:13 PM
Picked strawberries today

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/Algenco/IMG_1654.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/Algenco/IMG_1656.jpg

All the berries are that size, picked 10g in 1.5 hrs!!!

Taurus
05-14-2009, 10:23 PM
You've got strawberries done there already! That just isn't fair. We've got a month to go yet.

:help:

That's either a very big strawberry or a very small hand.

troy
05-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Those look delicious.:18:

Brookfish
05-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Check out the size of those, pass the cream please! thumbs2:

Algenco
05-14-2009, 10:37 PM
honestly 90% of the berries in a 1 acre patch are that size!! Best tasting I've ever had, and I've ate a lot in 54 years:hmm3grin2orange:
they are the size of golf balls!

Wild Turkey
05-14-2009, 10:42 PM
im jealous!!! You can buy them that big around here but they are a bundle

Red
05-14-2009, 10:46 PM
hmm I love strawberries!

Deleted User
05-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Now those are what I call strawberries.

Nothing like you get in the super market.thumbs2:

Taurus
05-14-2009, 10:51 PM
I was raised on a farm and we used to grow strawberries to sell at the farm stand. Once in a while we'd get one that big, but not that often. Make sure you eat'em, freeze'em, or otherwise preserve them or they will go bad in a hurry. A berry that big must be full of juice (water). Speaking of water(ing), that's what my mouth is doing right now. thumbs2:

Gayle
05-14-2009, 10:52 PM
BAH HUMBUG! :spam: LOL Its not fair, its just not fair!!! :scry:

Algenco
05-14-2009, 10:53 PM
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/Algenco/IMG_1657.jpg

field is yielding 250 g per day:hmm3grin2orange:

Taurus
05-14-2009, 10:59 PM
LOL...strawberry heaven! thumbs2:

Gayle
05-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Ok thats it send me directions...........I am gonna raid the strawberry field tonight!! LOL

The ones at the grocery look like crud.

Northernguy
05-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Those are bigger than I ever see up here! I'm jealous!
We still have had some frost the last few nights!

Taurus
05-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Yep..they're either from Florida or California, They usually rot before they rippen.

Al..chalk it up as a good day..the sun was shinning and the berries where ripe.

mommy1
05-14-2009, 11:14 PM
they do look yummy! thumbs2: send some my way :18:

Taurus
05-14-2009, 11:39 PM
We still have had some frost the last few nights!

Same here. Funny..we used to get our strawberry plants out of Canada.

Sharon
05-15-2009, 12:20 AM
They look DELICIOUS!thumbs2: Do you grow them or is it a UPick....

MrJim
05-15-2009, 12:39 AM
I WANT!

I never get enough fresh strawberries; never liked them when I was a kid for some reason but love them now...often wondered why someone couldn't figure out how to grow apple sized strawberries; now I know they're in Kentucky:18:

Algenco
05-15-2009, 02:09 AM
They look DELICIOUS!thumbs2: Do you grow them or is it a UPick....

A friend grows them, he has 60 acres of produce.
I deliver to market for him all summer, mainly peppers.

One of the perks is I get in the strawberry flied first:hmm3grin2orange:

We should have berries for 4 weeks.

These are grown on plastic with drip line irrigation, I get some pics of one of the fields tomorrow.

Just finished 24 jars of preserves

Gayle
05-15-2009, 02:21 AM
Just finished 24 jars of preserves

Ya know Algenco you are my most favorite Mod from Nancy KY!!!!! thumbs2: Feel free to send some of them my way!!!! I promise I wont complain!!!:18:

Algenco
05-15-2009, 02:52 AM
Ya know Algenco you are my most favorite Mod from Nancy KY!!!!! thumbs2: Feel free to send some of them my way!!!! I promise I wont complain!!!:18:


Gayle, the sad part is I'll be in Louisville 4-5 time per week, after the strawberries are gone(blush)

Gayle
05-15-2009, 03:01 AM
I know! Life is so unfair!

fishlover49
05-15-2009, 12:49 PM
Nice berries! Can't wait until we have some here again. Won't be long. thumbs2:

Taurus
05-15-2009, 02:49 PM
A friend grows them, he has 60 acres of produce.
I deliver to market for him all summer, mainly peppers.

One of the perks is I get in the strawberry flied first:hmm3grin2orange:

We should have berries for 4 weeks.

These are grown on plastic with drip line irrigation, I get some pics of one of the fields tomorrow.

Just finished 24 jars of preserves

We had 20 acres of vegetables and berries sold at our farm stand and some to farmers market. We did irrigate with field sprinklers. The drip line is much more efficeint. The black plastic gets the ground warm in a hurry.

I would love to see some pics Al. If you remember, please ask him what variety of plants he has.

fins_n_fur
05-15-2009, 02:52 PM
I had an amazing dessert at a friends house last night:

A slice of homemade lemon cake (almost like a pound cake, but light lemony taste and not as dry), homemade vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries that had been soaked in Amaretto for a few hours....:18: Very, very, very tasty!