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Good Strawberry Varieties?

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    GreenAussieGreenAussie
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    I’d like some advice on the best strawberry varieties in Australia. I am looking for ones that are preferably heirloom and have soft berries with a very good flavour. I don’t want the varieties with tough, tasteless berries, and I also want to avoid those that have been bred to be very sweet as these cause blood sugar issues.

    What are your favourite strawberry varieties, and if you have found a good heirloom variety somewhere, where did you purchase it?

    #528083
    lmd80lmd80
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    I have a Nellie Kelly which I don’t recommend! I am growing others but I can’t remember what type, they were from Diggers and no strawberries yet to tell you if they are good, sorry. I am interested too and would love to know the tricks to big juicy strawberries :cheer:

    #528084
    df418df418
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    My top 4 at the moment are (in order)

    Aromas

    Alinta

    Amsterdam roze (pink flower)

    Cambridge Rival

    OK for jam

    Red Gauntlet

    #528085
    EmPEmP
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    Anyone willing to sell me some Cambridge rival strawberry runners ? Live in Sydney and can arrange payment and express post bag. Thank you. Em

    #528086
    SnagsSnags
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    #528087
    MuklukMukluk
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    I wouldn’t buy from Diggers if you have any other option. Their service is absolutely dreadful, I could rant for ages about how terrible they are. To be completely honest, I prefer to go without out rather than funding someone like Diggers.

    #528088
    SnagsSnags
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    I havent dealt with them for a long time but they where good we used to have a holiday house just around the corner when I was a kid spent a bit of time there

    #528089
    MuklukMukluk
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    I agree, they used to be great. Those days have gone unfortunately and I dare say they are not coming back.

    Any company as large as Diggers is going to make some mistakes and send out of date seeds, mouldy plants, dead plants, incorrectly labelled plants etc, but it is the disrespectful way that Diggers handles these issues that makes me refuse to buy from them again.

    #528090
    MuklukMukluk
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    On a much less significant note I really hate how they claim to be about saving heirloom varieties from extinction, yet they rename many varieties and make up the history of them to be more more marketable.

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