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blowin



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Location: Tubbercurry , Co Sligo

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: wild strawberries  Reply with quote

Time to look if you haven't already done so



The 2 large ones are obviously a cultivated variety but came from some surplus runners I healed in here and there rather than throwing them on the compost heap.
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Natterjack



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Location: North Kerry

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, kids are gorging on them here!
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wayland



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have them in the lane. Ours never taste sweet but slightly astringent. Is this normal?
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DerynC



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wild strawberries here unfortunately but we had wild raspberries last year. Think the hens must have killed them off as can't seem to find any this year.
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Natterjack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayland wrote:
We have them in the lane. Ours never taste sweet but slightly astringent. Is this normal?



They do seem to vary in taste, I reckon one in 5 is proper amazing, some are just a bit odd, yeah astringent possibly too.
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blowin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine weren't as good as I remember them being. They were sweet at first but left a sort of pungent after-taste .
In previous years I've dried any surplus. That really intensified the strawb flavour. Nice on cereal or porridge .  

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