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      31.12.2014 15:58
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      • "Something different"
      • "Great for a gift"


      • "Take a little care"

      Tasty and unsual

      I was given these as a gift because anyone who knows me knows I love to grow any fruit or vegetable that I can't find in shops. I never knew strawberries could be white and I was really excited to try them.

      The seeds come in a paper packet inside a larger shiny thicker paper outer case. The instructions were really easy to follow I did plant half as per the instructions and I did what I normally do and tried a few as direct sowers. I would recommend planting them in a tray either in the window or greenhouse and transplant them when there are a decent amount of leaves as they do not work at all well as direct sowers (I always have been a rule breaker).

      There is a recipe free inside the packet for moose but you can really just use them as you would the red variety. They do need a lot of water and feeding them with specified fertilizer for strawberries makes them grow much better as strawberries do need some fertilizer to grow healthy.

      They are a little different from the red variety for growers as you pick them when they are quite small and they look like unripe red strawberries. The taste isn't what I was expecting at all they taste a little bit like pineapple (now that did take some getting used to). My daughter wouldn't try them to start with as they do look a bit strange but once she did I couldn't get her to stop eating them.

      These are great in salads and cakes and really nice on there own they defiantly don't need sugar on them like some red ones as I find them a bit tart as they are really sweet. I grew these in a raised bed and the half of a packet I grew gave us an abundance of strawberries that lasted through from August to the end of November. I dry froze some and they dry very well and are great in cereal they keep there shape really well and hydrate really well too.

      These are great as a gift for gardeners and great for growing, but be aware they don't really taste like strawberries so if you don't like pineapple they aren't the variety for you but other than that I am really impressed with this variety.


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    James Wong's Homegrown Revolution Wild White Strawberry / Enjoy the same way as a normal strawberry / Fantastic in a fruit salad, on muesli and scattered over trifles / Tastes like: Ripe pineapple.One of the easiest of all fruit crops to grow, these nouvelle-cuisine sized strawberries incredibly pack all the flavour of a ripe pineapple into a fruit the size of a raisin / Their unusual cream colour does not only give them a fun visual appeal, but means they are virtually invisible to marauding birds - meaning there is all the more for you! They are resistant to pests, hardy to -20