The wild relative of the garden strawberry.
Wild Strawberry - Tlachd-shùbh - Fragaria vesca
We frequently have these wild strawberries growing exactly where they aren't wanted, particularly along gravel paths. They are such lovely plants I hate to disturb them.
If I remember I will photograph them again in late June or July when the fruit ripens.
@fitheach We get these in our garden, strangely enough. Don't know what's so congenial to them about that spot.
They can survive in stony places where other plants struggle. Once a plant or two establish themselves they spread by quickly producing runners. You therefore often get many wild strawberries taking over an area of ground.
@fitheach We have some of these at work.
One of my colleagues pointed them out the other day.
If you're quick you'll be able to harvest them at the end of June or start of July. Here the voles and mice usually get to the strawberries before me.
The tiny strawberries are so delicious! I always figured human breeding added sugar and volume to the berries but spread the same amount of flavor out much further.
Yesss! That has always been my assumption. I think the same goes for vegetables. In comparison to the original vegetables we manage to grow monsters now, but there is only so much flavour available. I don't have scientific backing for this, it's just a hunch.
Like the small Lebanese cucumbers are way more tasty than the giant normal ones? Maybe pumpkins are special but pie pumpkins are definitely smaller than jack-o-lanterns.
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