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TUE, NOV 21 2017
by Gerald Holmes
on April 11, 2017 at 11:32 PM
Impressive! The world record is 250 grams, but it's a grotesque amalgamation of several fused fruits, barely resembling a strawberry. These are the real deal; no fusing of multiple fruit. They don't get much bigger.
by Mark Bolda
on April 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM
It is impressive. I thought the breeder Kyle from CBC was going to send a comment also. At any rate, kudos to him and his group for achieving this.
by Jose A. Gomez
on April 13, 2017 at 2:11 PM
Wow!! really deep red color as well. Any comments on flavor/eating qualities?
by Mark Bolda
on April 13, 2017 at 2:33 PM
No comments on flavor or eating qualities since I wasn't there. Let's see if Kyle can answer that.
by Kyle VandenLangenberg
on April 14, 2017 at 11:16 PM
Hey Jose,  
As part of our breeding program we taste a lot of different selections each week. However, I do recall that the fruit in the picture of 6 fruit were all fairly sweet. We see a lot of big berries, especially this time of year that have high quality (firmness and appearance) as well as good taste and texture.  
Check out our Facebook page ( throughout the season to get updates about fruit we're seeing each week that excites us. If we find anything larger than these I'll be sure to post them. As Gerald suggested, the world record is 250g - I'd certainly like to beat it, especially with a berry that isn't an odd fusion of multiple fruit. Last year we had one near 200g, but it was a fan shaped berry and unmarketable.
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