Sunday, July 29, 2012

Second Time Around

The first time was nothing compared to this!  Why these day-neutral strawberries are knocking their little socks off getting ready for the best crop of their entire career up till now.

All this on one plant!

There's a thing called "ever bearing" that refers to strawberries.  The term does not mean they make fruit all summer.  Just somebody's excitement in the name factory when they created a new strawberry years ago--and the name stuck.

Just like spring--at the end of July

The real revolution came to strawberries when someone developed a berry that did not take its cues on fruiting from the length of the day.  It begins to fruit when it is warm enough and does not stop until it is too cold.  I've picked day-neutral strawberries in November.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with these lovely red rascals is the dessert tonight after all the other Things I get to do today.


  1. You are so fortunate! Our strawberries are long gone!


    1. Check out the day-neutrals! I have a bed of each, and it's worth it.