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Is there such thing as a good tasting strawberry?

I buy strawberries all the time, thinking they will taste good and they almost never do. Can you only buy them at a certain type of year? Pls help. I'm craving them.

Fri. Mar 14, 9:28am

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grow your own. :-)


Friday, March 14, 2008, 9:39 AM

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Where I live, they only taste good in June. And in June they taste AMAZING!

But outside of the growing season, I don't bother....

Friday, March 14, 2008, 9:42 AM

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Yes - when they have to be shipped for some distance they have to be picked before they are ripe and this means the fruit has to ripen in a truck and the stockroom of a grocery store rather than on the vine. The full potential of the fruit and the naturally occuring sugars are not as intense when they develop without sunlight and nutrients from the plant. Buy them when they are in season in your area.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 9:49 AM

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Yep. Buy in June, or early July if you are in the northern US or Canada.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 10:26 AM

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actually i bought a huge container from costco last week. they were enormous strawberries (on steroids huge), and they were the sweetest juiciest strawberries i have had in ages. i'm back for more today.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 10:27 AM

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Go to your local farmer's market. Even right now, the strawberries are very good compared to the stuff you get at a store during late spring/summer.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 11:08 AM

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Northeast. Our's have been yummy! I get our organic at whole foods.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 11:19 AM

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Costco's strawberry's are usually great. Juicy and taste like strawberries should.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 12:05 PM

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If you can find a place that grows them and u pic them it is the best. but otherwise I find it to be hard to find good ones except in the season

Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:00 PM

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Make sure to buy organic - they taste way better! And yep, the other posters are right on about growing your own and the season. Good luck, hope you find one!!

Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:05 PM

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