Thursday, April 15, 2010

Strawberries Plant City FL & Making Preserves

Strawberry Palace on US 60 Plant City, FL. Pick your Own!!  4/10/10

Gene picking them - it was easy the plants were loaded 
That is 1 flat = 12 baskets
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This was an unusual growing season because it got to below freezing several times. In order to preserve the plants and fruit the growers watered 24 /7.  The result is huge, flavorful berries.  

Gotta wash them.

Cut 'em up
Mash 'em
Add the sugar and cook them
  
Ladle the preserves into the jars using the canning funnel.   
Finished product.  That full flat made over 12 pints of preserves / sauce. 


14 comments:

RE - RecycledFrockery said...

ooooooooooo, how I envy you right now. I miss being home in tampa for just this reason. seeing those ripe ruby berries in that jar makes me so happy for you. looks delicious.

Simply Delicious said...

My mouth waters just looking at them. :)

Louise Sanchez HerbsCraftsGifts said...

Thanks, Yes we are so glad the season turned around for them. Actually there so much fruit, some farmers are plowing them under because prices were so far down. A crime, a real crime.

carol esguerra colborn said...

we were here just a month ago...also at dinosaur world!

Blanca said...

Wow, strawberries are sooo goood!!!! And strawberry jam is delicious. How lucky you are to have home made jam. :-D

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Louise Sanchez HerbsCraftsGifts said...

Thanks for following. Do you have a blog and what is your eBay ID?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

yummmmmm

chandler landscaping said...

Wow these strawberries look amazing! I love ripe strawberries, not the plastic ones they sell in the stores!

Louise Sanchez HerbsCraftsGifts said...

These were so huge and luscious. Never saw so many big ones (more than 2 bites - even!!!

John | Daily Photo said...

The strawberries aren't ready here yet, but I can guarantee I'll be out picking them as soon as they are :-)

jenn said...

They look delicious!

Danna Crawford said...

Love those berries!!!

New Morden world – A Travel Blog said...

Hey......!
thanks for giving me such idea.
I like to do farm of the strawberries.