Four years ago, my brother and sister and law got married a month before my husband and I got married. My Dad planted a ton of strawberries that year, so us young couples would have homegrown strawberries to pick and eat.
Well, one variety of strawberry plant produced from the first year on. The plants produced little tiny strawberries that tasted good, but were kind of a pain to pick. There were another variety of plants that grew great big leaves, but produced no strawberries at all.
But now, in their fourth year, those giant plants have started bearing fruit. And boy howdy, they're producing it like crazy!
A whole cookie sheet loaded up with strawberries, all ready to be frozen and made into smoothies.
And that's aside from the four cups of strawberries I cut up and doused with sugar to eat with shortcake.
Mmmmmm ... totally yummerful.