The Rutgers Scarlet strawberry doesn’t like road trips. It’s designed to be grown – and eaten – in the Garden State… A new breed of strawberry is the product of years of cross-breeding by the folks at Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. It was designed to be superior to all those berries that were bred to be grown in California then trucked to New Jersey… The 10-year project comes to fruition – literally – later this month when test plots at over a dozen Jersey farms will produce the berries. Supplies will be scarce this season, according to Rutgers, but consumers and gardeners will be able to buy their own plants at an August 15 open house at the EARTH Center in South Brunswick…"If you have something that is only sweet, it can be bland," said Peter Nitzsche, associate professor and agriculture agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. "But the combined sweetness and acidity is what really creates that excitement in your tongue."
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