MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

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MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Post: #234382 greenishfingers
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:02 pm

Hope someone can throw some light on this one.... some of my strawberries have gone an orangey-pink colour and very mushy. Does any1 know what's happening and how to resolve it? Was looking like it was going to be a bumper crop this year,I'll be heartbroken if I lose the b****y lot now !!! Help?!?!?
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Re: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Post: #234386 JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:11 pm

Have you had any hail recently? It sounds like it could be hail damage. If it is, fruit that comes later should be fine.
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Re: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Post: #234387 JulieSherris
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:15 pm

Yeah, it sounds like a cold issue - but it hasn't been that cold where you are, has it?
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Re: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Post: #234390 greenishfingers
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:22 pm

No,lastweek or so it's relly warmed up.Befor i went away I gave all the fruit a good watering and put straw under the strawberries in anticipation of a bumper crop ! I finally get to go away for a few days and look what bloody happens as soon as I turn my back !!!! : )
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Re: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Post: #234413 Mrs Moustoir
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:30 am

Could be cold or that they have been baked in the sun. We've had a few that over-ripened in direct sunshine this week. They went a sort of pinky - beige colour and had a mushy texture.

Didn't affect the whole crop though and we've still had plenty of strawberries. Hopefully your crop will be the same.


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