It may have been beginner's luck--first visit to the Berkeley market--but today I had the best strawberries I've tasted in over a decade. I spotted small, ugly berries, all of them thoroughly ripe. (In my experience, the darkest, ugliest berries are sweetest.) I asked for a taste. Sheer bliss: pure, fragrant strawberry candy. Nothing I've had, except for wild European strawberries, has ever come close. I bought three punnets, and six hours later, DH and I have gone through the lot, sans cream, sans sugar.
Do any of the HMB strawberry producers have Seascapes? I don't think I can go back to the Camarosas and the White Diamonds.