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Mutated Strawberries a.k.a. Natural Imperfect Produce
06-23-2014, 04:03 AM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Is anyone else finding conjoined fruit in their baskets? These were strategically hidden in the bottom of my strawberry basket that which I bought from a local farmer. damned.gif Something is going on, because I have never seen this type of mutation to this extent here.

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06-23-2014, 04:06 AM #2
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can say I haven't bought mutated strawberries ,,but we went to the farmers market yesterday and bought some super giant green onions damned.gif

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06-23-2014, 04:14 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I also bought a jar of...what he (the farmer) said is...pure natural honey from his own bees. I asked him what did his bees eat/use to make the honey and he said the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, apples, pears...and some veggies that he grows. It must be a big farm and he seemed very proud of his produce. dunno.gif

Radiation? damned.gif
06-23-2014, 04:31 AM #4
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That's called Fasciated berries its from not enough water in the fall. Not pretty but they are safe to eat.


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06-23-2014, 04:34 AM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Thanks, but you know the saying 'You are what you eat', well, I will not be eating those strawberries.
06-23-2014, 04:42 AM #6
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We don't eat them either when we find some on our plants, I do leave them on a plate for the birds.


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06-23-2014, 04:46 AM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'll do that, leave them out for my blue jay couple as they just had three little ones and the babies keep squawking for food all the time.

I would have thought that a lack of water would simply produce a plant that would produce less fruit not conjoined fruit.
06-23-2014, 12:48 PM #8
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Rare, but happened every now & then
in all strawberry patches we ever kept
at the family summer cabin.
06-23-2014, 01:02 PM #9
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(06-23-2014, 04:46 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I'll do that, leave them out for my blue jay couple as they just had three little ones and the babies keep squawking for food all the time.

I would have thought that a lack of water would simply produce a plant that would produce less fruit not conjoined fruit.

Nature works in strange ways sometimes dunno.gif
06-23-2014, 01:27 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Just trying to find an answer that will appease me - haven't really yet.

http://investigationoflife.blogspot.ca/2...rries.html

So the article above claims conjoined strawberries are rare, and the one below has a person finding five examples in one pint of strawberries. I found three examples in a pint of strawberries. dunno.gif

http://imgur.com/r/mildlyinteresting/78JDeVl

Other mutations:

http://melbourneer.com/2014/02/15/conjoi...awberries/

So, I'm now leaning towards overuse of toxic pesticides, but I think I'll call the farmer and ask what he thinks it may be and if he actually uses toxic pesticides.

http://www.canadianliving.com/health/nut...rganic.php
06-23-2014, 04:22 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So I spoke to the farmer's wife (Teresa) and she explained that it is most likely the variety of fruit that grows in a conjoined way, and that plums grow that way too. She also said that her husband does spray but not very much, and they noticed that in the patches her hubsand does not spray that the fruit actually fares worse.

She went on to say that, in most cases, pickers elsewhere are told not to pick the undesirable looking fruit as only the best looking fruit is to go to market. Teresa said that all fruit is picked regardless of how it looks because even their apples that have a few spots on them will go to market - because back in Slovenia, where they hail from, the people there ate imperfect fruit (with spots) and it did not cause them to be ill, and that the imperfect is actually more natural and leaning towards more organic.
06-23-2014, 04:25 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Ok, well that was good to know.
06-23-2014, 05:07 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Three years ago there were cherries like that at the fruit stand. Being the fall after Fukushima we were a little freaked out.
06-23-2014, 05:08 PM #14
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Well, our strawberries were always 100% ecologically grown,
still showing the same phenomenon once in a while.

Lots more common with the carrots and radishes...
06-23-2014, 05:11 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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It seems every year on the local paper there are photos of the weirdest conjoined veggies.



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