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Mara de Bois Strawberries from France

Delightful in both taste and smell

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Air-flown straight from France, these strawberries are delightful in both smell and taste. Their flavor is completely addicting, juicy and intense.

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

With an intense fragrant aroma similar to wild strawberries, Mara de Bois strawberries are in a league of their own. They come in an attractive brick red color with a high gloss. Where Gariguette strawberries are more elongated in shape, Mara de Bois strawberries are small to medium in size, and plump.

Its texture is somewhere between the softness of a wild strawberry and the firmness of a conventional strawberry. It has a sweet, complex flavor, and so incredibly tasty.

PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS

Mara de Bois strawberries are best eaten on their own, or in a bowl with fresh cream. they’re also incredible to use in tarts and shortcakes, or cooked down to make sauces and syrups.

A SUCCESSFUL COMBINATION

The Mara de Bois strawberry, despite its aroma and taste, is not a wild strawberry. It was actually developed by famous French fruit breeder, Jacques Marionnet, in 1991. It’s a wildly successful cross between four European garden strawberries: Gento, Red Gauntlet, Ostara, and Korona. They are now grown commercially in France, as well as being a very popular strawberry for home gardens.

Storage Instructions

These strawberries are air-flown from France. They are best enjoyed once they are delivered to you.

If you’d like your strawberries to last for up to 2 weeks more, you can consider using a vinegar bath. Fill a measuring cup with 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 1/2 cup of water. You may need more vinegar/water depending on how many strawberries you are planning to soak. Place the water/vinegar solution into a bowl or glass container. Let the berries soak for about five minutes. Place berries in a colander and rinse with water. Transfer the strawberries to a paper towel and let them dry. Line the container you plan to use for storage with a paper towel and place the strawberries inside. Make sure they are all dry. Cover the lid and label it with the date. Your strawberries should last up to two weeks.

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