Our strawberry varieties are chosen for their flavor, size, and
versatility. Here's a bit of information about each:
Annapolis: Our earliest ripening variety. A large berry that holds it's
size well through several pickings. Good for jams & jellies, freezing,
and fresh eating. Holds well for several days in refrigerator. Bill thinks
Annapolis are a bit tart unless they're truly ripe, so make sure to only
pick the completely red berries in this variety.
Wendy: This early season variety has large berries that are wedge
shaped. The berries are tasty, firm, and bright red in color. Wendy
has excellent fresh flavor & holds its fruit size throughout the season.
Cavendish: An early mid-season berry. Large, dark red fruits that
are medium firm. A cross between Annapolis & Glooscap, this berry
has a very traditional strawberry flavor.
Glooscap: An early mid-season berry with clusters of berries. Turns
a very dark red color after it's picked; but the berries stay firm &
delicious for several days in the refrigerator. Glooscap is great for
jams, pies & smoothies.
Jewel: A mid-season berry, Jewel are large, shiny, bright red berries
with firm texture and great, traditional strawberry flavor. Excellent for
freezing and jam, Jewel also keeps well after picking, is good for salads
and, of course, fresh eating. This berry does it all well! [Can you tell
it's my personal favorite?]
Cabot: A late mid-season berry. Very large, irregularly shaped fruits
with good flavor, color & firmness. This is a great late-season berry.
Care & keeping of strawberries:
Don't hull or wash strawberries until you're ready to eat or
cook them. Cover them loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate
To freeze whole berries, rinse and take off caps. Place in a
single layer on cookie sheets and put in the freezer. When
frozen, remove from cookie sheets & pile into plastic freezer
bags, store them in the freezer up to 9 months. If your freezer
space doesn't allow for the first method, put rinsed and hulled
whole berries loosely into freezer bags and freeze.
To freeze cut or sliced berries, rinse and slice as you prefer.
Scoop into plastic freezer bags and store in the freezer up to 9
Strawberries by the numbers:
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds = 2 pints or 1 quart
1-1/2 quarts are needed for a 9-inch pie.
1 cup sliced berries = 1 10-oz box frozen sweetened berries
One batch of jam typically needs about 6 cups of whole berries.
We recommend you buy at least 2 quarts to make sure there
are enough left after the family tastes a few for 'quality control'