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Checkpoint #2
All About Strawberries

Let's dive into the fascinating world of strawberries. In the market, you'll find two distinct breeds of strawberries – Seasonal and Everbearing – each with its unique characteristics and flavors.

Everbearing Strawberries

Everbearing strawberries are commonly found in supermarkets and are grown in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. While these strawberries are available year round, they come with a more pronounced tartness. Their resilience to higher temperatures makes them suitable for longer storage, but their flavor profile leans towards the sour side and are more suitable for indirect applications like Jam-making.

Seasonal Strawberries

On the otherhand, Seasonal strawberries typically found in Japan and Korea, boast a sweetness that's hard to match. However, their delicate nature makes them susceptible to bruising during shipping. Grown in colder temperatures of between 5 to 15 degrees celsius, these strawberries are traditionally only available in the winter and spring season

A Second Home

This farm is a thriving habitat for over 3000 climate-resilient strawberry plants, with varieties in red, white, and pink. These plants are then controlled to flower in batches, which each batch of harvest avaiklable every 30 days.

 

As older plants will typically experience smaller fruit size and lesser fruit yield. In line with common industry practices, commercial fruit farms like ours often retire these plants every 6 months to 1 year. Unfortunately, this results in a significant number of strawberry plants being discarded, a process we find wasteful. Which is why we've initiated our annual strawberry plant adoption drives to mitigate waste and provide a second home for these strawberry plants. If you share our passion for fostering a more sustainable agricultural environment and are interested in adopting strawberry plants, keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates on upcoming adoption drives.

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