Wednesday, April 26, 2006
concerning the manner in which the berries ripen
Strawberries ripen according to a particular pattern. First, a very large berry ripens. The first berries off of a plant are the cream of the crop. Everyone enjoys them immensely because they are the first-fruit of the season. They are also the largest berry of the season. The next to ripen are two more berries a little larger than half the size of the berry before it. The next berries are four, which are a little larger than half the size of the two previous berries. Finally, if there are any more ripening berries there will be eight, which are a little larger than half the size of the four. Usually, however, the plant terminates its production after the set of four.