I never quite understood how strawberries were a winter fruit in Japan. I figured they grew well in winter due to the vinyl green houses they grow in, but here I have, on my balcony, a tough little winter berry. Mind you, the things do grow in summer too. This past summer, I tried out three different varieties. Two of them died. This lone surviving strawberry is called a Tokyo Strawberry (toukyou ichigo, 東京苺), no wonder it is chugging along after 6 months in a PET bottle on my balcony. The berries are tiny, but tasty, and I am usually only able to enjoy one at a time.
Posted on January 10, 2012
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