Strawberries are a springtime fruit that arrives at a wonderful time, before our summer fruit is ready. 

We’re always experimenting a bit with our small strawberry planting: experimenting with mulch types (plastic, straw, nothing) and with varieties (we’ve currently got five: Albion, Chandler, Monterrey, Royal Royce, and Victor).

We choose our varieties for their flavor. A constant in our planting mix is Chandler, a variety known for its intense sweetness and flavor, but not a long shelf life. Be sure to eat these strawberries right away — we pick them ripe!  Store them in the refrigerator.