Monday 15 July 2013

Giant W. Ardnamurchan Strawberries

The outbreak of the first world war was allegedly reported by the Aberdeen Press and Journal with a headline, "Giant neep (turnip) found at Turriff". Today there's no war that I'm aware of,  but there was a ,"Giant strawberry found at Kilchoan" this afternoon, bigger than a hen's egg. Big isn't always better as you'll be aware if you have ever bought a big, red, shiny but totally tasteless apple in an American supermarket.

These are a variety bred for W. Scotland and called "Symphony" the flavour is quite good but not as good as the little ,"Mara des bois" the French cultivar of the alpine strawberry

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