Steve Selin wrote:
>> > > >Which would win in a fight, a raspberry or a strawberry?
>> Strawberries seem to be much more shade tolerant - I have seen them (wild
> strawberries) producing excellent fruit under waist-high grasses. Can't say
> I've seen many good raspberries under a closed forest canopy.
>> They seem to prefer slightly different niches so we are trying to compare
> apples and oranges.
DEFINE 'FIGHT'. AS I SEE IT, THE STRAWBERRY WOULD BE THE OBVIOUS
WINNER. THE FRUIT IS MUCH LARGER THAN THAT OF THE RASPBERRY, AND WOULD
PACK QUITE A WALLOP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU SHOT ONE OUT OF A WRIST-ROCKET.
APART FROM THE STRAWBERRY'S MISSILE ADVANTAGE, IN TEXAS AT LEAST IS HAS
THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING HEAT-TOLERANT. A RASPBERRY DOESN'T HAVE A
SNOWBALL'S CHANGE IN EL PASO COMPARED TO A STRAWBERRY.