Messina Strawberry Farm - Picking when Perfectly Ripe

Messina Strawberry Farm - Picking when Perfectly Ripe

We now grow our own strawberries in Dural, NSW.

Why? Because unlike most strawberries that are available to purchase, our strawberries can be picked at peak ripeness which allows our gelato & sorbet to taste the best that it possibly can.

Tony & Anna have been farming in Dural for over 50 years. They're teaching us when to pick, so the strawberries and the sweetest, juiciest and the best to make gelato.

As we're only supplying ourselves - there's no pressure of getting paid per KG or long transport times - we can make sure we pick once they've had enough time to grow.

Here's Tony explaining when to pick a strawberry for maximum ripeness:

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