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Strawberry Picture

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A strawberry picture showing ripe delicious Scottish strawberry variety Symphony.
Soft fruit growing in Scotland, mainly with strawberries and raspberries is concentrated
in a large area from Dundee to Perth and inland to Blairgowrie and Forfar, and today the
season is being extended with protection under polythene tunnels.
New varieties of strawberry plants and other soft fruit are produced at the Scottish
Crop Research Institute in Invergowrie Dundee.

stawberry picture of delicious Scottish strawberries Symphony

My season starts with the early variety Mae, then main crops of Honeoye, then late summer Symphony and Florence then Flamenco takes the season to the end of October as it is a perpetual fruiter.

I assist the early ripening with polythene tunnels.
Flamenco will continue to fruit into November, but low sunshine levels means the fruit is beautiful to look at but lacks sweetness and is a bit hard.

Back to Fruit Growing
On a small garden scale it is necessary to cover the strawberry beds with netting to keep birds from eating them, and slug pellets have proved their worth in the 2007 wet season.

Strawberry Flamenco and Autumn Bliss raspberries picked on 4th October 2007
Strawberry Flamenco and Raspberry Autumn Bliss picked on 4th October 2007.