The Giant Strawberry

Side view.

Bottom view.

It weighed in at 1.5 ounces, three times the weight of a normal, good-sized berry.

I’m picking strawberries daily, anywhere from two cups to two quarts. Even the 500 transplants are occasionally putting out berries now.

Raspberries are another story. A sad story. I don’t think we can blame a lack of water this year. And we had only one moose incident shortly after the new plants arrived. Poor soil, sure, but come on! Raspberries grow wild next door in very similar crappy soil. I don’t get it. I guess I need to read up on raspberries. Maybe a raspberry bed will be a priority next year.

Two more quarts of blueberries in the freezer today, bringing the total to almost seven gallons.

Categories: Alaska

7 replies »

  1. Wow! That’s almost big enough to live inside on a trip across the Atlantic. Jen and the Giant Strawberry.

  2. I was surprised to hear that the soil is poor…from the photos, it looks incredibly rich (far richer than the red Carroll County clay we have here).