PYO strawberries has now closed for the Season – thank you to all those who have picked so well this year, hope to see you again next year.
Briarlands Strawberries are special. Grown in polytunnels on wires which are waist height, they are easy to pick. The advantages of this method are – no aching backs, no slugs or dirty berries and no need for spraying for mould (botrytis). Our strawberries can also be picked whatever the weather – a great advantage here in Scotland!
2017 Prices: £6.75 per Kilogram (£5.75 per kilo for 5Kg or more). You just pay for what you pick!
Planting is carried out over a six week period and this ensures that there is a continual supply of large, juicy, sweet berries throughout the summer months. Strawberries are not only delicious freshly picked but can be used in many ways. Everyone likes strawberry jam but look for our other ideas and recipes online or, when you come to pick, collect our recipe sheet.
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Can’t wait until Summer? Well, we will have our “Grade A” strawberries ready picked and available in the tearoom/shop at Briarlands from the end of May.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.
A 100g serving of strawberries contains: