Appreciation: Meet the $50 Strawberries That NYC’s High-End Chefs Are Fawning Over

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Junglekeeper, Nov 25, 2019.

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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I kept going back and forth between believing this and thinking it was satire, particularly when I got to the bit about the Japanese Alps. I suppose it is true, and I was also interested to read about the 'Tristar' variety at the may soon be no longer for this world link.
     
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    Apparently there is such a thing as Japanese Alps: Japanese Alps - Wikipedia.

    I wonder if the Tristar variety is available to home growers who are less concerned about the economics of their cultivation.
     
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    vitog Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I've been growing the Tristar variety for many years, including this year. It seems to be propagated by local growers; so, perhaps it will continue to be available here. I have to agree that it is a very tasty variety, far superior to the California varieties that I have. However, it is more susceptible to disease and tends to overproduce small fruit; but I will continue to grow it as long as I can get plants.
     

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