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Marshall strawberry plants for May 12 plant sale?
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NW Lady
Vancouver, WA
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April 18, 2018 - 7:35 am

I grow marshall strawberries.  The past few years I have been sending them all over the country for just the cost of postage.  FINALLY... this year Raintree and a nursery back east are selling them so I won't be sending (except to folks that were on my waiting list from last year) as I don't want to compete...I want it to be worth their while to grow this rare... tasty  berry.

So I have maybe 30 or so babies that I could pot up and bring to the plant sale if there is any interest in them.

If you do a quick search on the internet, you will see they are a very tasty, historical berry grown extensively in the NW until a virus all but wiped them out.  A lady back east has been selling them for $30 each (which is why I started sending them for free).  The Bainbridge Historical society used to have a small plot but stopped a few years back.  There is a lady on Vashon Island who sells them for $5 each but she doesn't ship. 

So.... any interest??  Don't want to pot them up if no one is interested. 

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sweepbjames
NE Portland, OR Cully Neighborhood
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April 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm

I'm pretty sure I'd not be the only one that would be interested.

Please pot them up if you're willing.

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GH
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April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm

I would love to grow some Marshall strawberries!  It is so generous of you to offer them.  If people limit themselves to a couple of plants, then 15 or so of us can get them started.

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NW Lady
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May 2, 2018 - 8:59 pm

Great! I will plan on potting up some and bringing them.  they are a very tasty berry. 

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sweepbjames
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May 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm

NW Lady, thank you for taking the time to pot up and bring the Marshal's to the plant sale. I'm sure you have made a few households very happy. The plant sale overall looked to me to be pretty successful.

Although I came late to the sale, as I am want to do, and missed out this year, I think that maybe next year there may be more offerings and I may be able to get a few starts. I remember the Marshall's and recently discovered an intact sealed, 1oz jar of "Marshall Strawberry Jam", Smuckers I suppose, clearing out a house built by my folks in '69.

Yep, I ate it....good too!Laugh

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davidpoland
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April 6, 2019 - 1:02 am

NW Lady said
I grow marshall strawberries.  The past few years I have been sending them all over the country for just the cost of postage.  FINALLY... this year Raintree and a nursery back east are selling them so I won't be sending (except to folks that were on my waiting list from last year) as I don't want to compete...I want it to be worth their while to grow this rare... tasty  berry.

So I have maybe 30 or so babies that I could pot up and bring to the plant sale if there is any interest in them.

If you do a quick search on the internet, you will see they are a very tasty, historical berry grown extensively in the NW until a virus all but wiped them out.  A lady back east has been selling them for $30 each (which is why I started sending them for free).  The Bainbridge Historical society used to have a small plot but stopped a few years back.  There is a lady on Vashon Island who sells them for $5 each but she doesn't ship. 

So.... any interest??  Don't want to pot them up if no one is interested.   

Hi, I just saw this, a year too late! I live in Vancouver, well in Hazel Dell, and I have no car to get up to where Raintree Nursery is or I would for one strawberry plant. I just have a small yard and would love one of these to try. Anybody here have one? I got iris I can swap if wanted?

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