- Author: Mark Bolda
Certainly a lot of big berries around right now. The CalPoly program posted a picture of a 102 gram berry on its Facebook page, and here we are shown one mondo fruit out of a local strawberry breeding program that tops out at 130 g and another weighing in at 109 grams (plus the weights are proven by photographing them on a scale). What's more, we are shown six fruit of the same cultivar as the 109 g specimen that each weigh over 100 grams. As the CalPoly page points out, cultivar, along with time of year and of course producer skill, is what brings in the big berries.
It's pretty notable that all of these berries were picked today and nevertheless after the substantial amount of rain we got this past Friday and Saturday they are completely free of blemish or water soaking. Remarkable rain fastness for a strawberry.