Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Biochar?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:30 am

» Worm bin?
by walshevak Today at 12:07 am

» Compost pit?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:05 am

» Coffee Substitute?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:39 pm

» Tomato Questions
by DorothyG Yesterday at 9:00 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in October 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:24 pm

» Howdy, from Central Florida
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:44 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 10/21/2017, 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/21/2017, 5:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid 10/21/2017, 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB 10/20/2017, 7:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:54 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

Post  jillschmill on 5/12/2014, 5:26 pm

Hi all!

I planted Quinalt strawberries this year.  I'm pretty sure this is the same kind I planted three years ago and had good results with, but I'm not 100% certain (those are all gone now).  I just planted these about 2 weeks ago and they already have strawberries on them.  However, they are a weird pointed, lumpy shape and are only about the size of my fingernail.  They are dark red, come off the stems with almost no effort, are almost mushy (on the vine too long, I think) and very sweet tasting.  

Anybody else had this?  I don't want to spend the whole summer nibbling teeny tiny strawberries!!  

I read somewhere that in the first year you can pinch off many of the first flowers to help the remaining strawberries grow larger.  I haven't had to do this in the past, so would appreciate any advice.  Thanks and happy growing!!

Jill
avatar
jillschmill

Posts : 27
Join date : 2010-04-10
Location : St. Louis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

Post  martha on 5/13/2014, 9:53 am

Sure sounds like a variety of Alpine strawberry. Is there a possibility you were given/sold the wrong type?


avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

Post  quiltbea on 5/13/2014, 12:31 pm

They must have sold you the wrong variety.  I have Quinalts and they are big and fat and juicy, but not huge.  Nothing small about Quinalts.  Much bigger than my Sequoias.
I grew some Alpines a few years back and they are tiny, many no bigger than your baby fingernail, but vigorous and come back year after year.  I wasn't pleased with them.  Too much work to pick enuf just to top a dish of ice cream.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4690
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

Post  martha on 5/13/2014, 3:19 pm

And they fit the rest of the description - really, really sweet, mushy if left on too long, and slide right off the stem.
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quinalt Strawberries - weird and tiny

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum