The challenge. "Enough strawberries to feed 13 adults at one sitting"
Of course strawberries ripen in stages and we have already been eating starwberries for a couple of weeks, so there is a careful line to tread between overpicking and underpicking.
Come the big day I went to the allotments at 8:30, the first visitor of the day. On approaching the plot two squirrels, each with a large strawberry in mouth, scampered off. The vermin had clearly found a point of entry. I was more than a little concerned - but here's the haul :
The plastic punnets contain my new varieties Cambridge Favourite and Florence the remainder are the "old" Honeoye.
There was plenty, and some over for the Pimms