picking wild strawberries

June 10, 2013



We are lucky enough to have wild strawberries growing in our yard. With my brown thumbs, they might be the only food grown this year. I collected a whole bowl of them. 

Unfortunately that bowl above is just under 1/2 cup. Here is a comparison of our wild strawberries vs. a regular, store-bought strawberry.



Makes me think maybe nature didn't intend for us to eat huge strawberries. 



Speaking of nature, she did a great job creating something so pretty. 

6 comments

  1. What a surprise to see the comparison of the wild vs. the regular ones! The color is so much more vivid too! Since I've never had a wild strawberry, I'm wondering if they taste the same or is there a difference?

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    1. I was surprised too. At first I thought maybe I did not let them grow enough, but then I realized they are just small. They do not taste like a normal strawberry. They are not really sweet.

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  2. I thought something was wrong with the berries I grew...then I tasted them and they were so good. Just smaller and a deeper red. The curious thing is even the organic non-modified berries at the fresh markets and farmer's markets seem really big by comparison. What's up with that?

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    1. Mine tasted like cucumbers or maybe jicama. Not very sweet. I bet the organic ones are in a more controlled environment with fertilizers so they can grow bigger. Or could be a different type. Maybe I will look it up.

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  3. lucky they are so pretty looking they would make a great summer centerpiece I love strawberries so much! thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment really looking forward to your future posts! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. They would look good as a centerpiece but I think they might dry up really quick. Hopefully I can make something out of them.

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