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expat1609
16-03-2007, 10:00 PM
hi forumers,

since my kids have fallen for strawberries recently i am thinking of bringing them to cameron.
just worried if there are any strawberries. is there any season for strawberry over here or are they growing them all year ???

hope someone can confirm and then yummy let's go to eat till we w..., like 30 years ago :D

bslee
16-03-2007, 10:43 PM
IIRC, there's at least 2 farms there after Brinchang that cultivate strawberries big time..well..sort of.

Speaking of this, I recall my last visit there 2 years ago, taken some pictures too of some of their notices written in English on colored paper stuck on the wall there..OH Gawd!...the ENGRISHHH!...depends on how one reads it..its hilarious and perhaps classic!.
Goes like this..

One banner printed : K L Strawberry Farm SELF PLUCKING

Another : in 2 languages..Mandarin and Engrish

Attn : The heathy department proof that our strawberries which is saved to eat because of we based with used enzyme and organic insect repellent but not used with pesticide.


No joke!..I have the pricktures...errrr...pictures of those notices in my hdd..
just couldn't resist it!. :D

SunwayKid
16-03-2007, 11:10 PM
Expat1609,

It's grown throughout the year, except that certain months it is supposedly sweeter and not so sweet, during the rainy season. If your next question is whether it is the rainy season now, I can't help you. :p

Perhaps you can check out the Mardi Agrotechnology Park website and ask them.

http://www.mardi.my/tourismch2006/about.htm

expat1609
16-03-2007, 11:45 PM
Expat1609,

It's grown throughout the year, except that certain months it is supposedly sweeter and not so sweet, during the rainy season. If your next question is whether it is the rainy season now, I can't help you. :p

Perhaps you can check out the Mardi Agrotechnology Park website and ask them.

http://www.mardi.my/tourismch2006/about.htm

lool, guess they must be sweet all year now, global warming
ahem....raining season, wasn't that 3 or 4 years ago ????

USJ27Resident
17-03-2007, 01:19 AM
hi forumers,

since my kids have fallen for strawberries recently i am thinking of bringing them to cameron.... :D

dude - where are you located now?

i am leaving for LHR tonite 17.03 and if i am not mistaken - its strawberries season. my son is also gila big time about it and will be bringing back fresh strawberries for him... if you want some, BIG ONES... give me a tinkle/pm - i'll be glad to get your kids a box (pack) of them... mind you, them KENT strawberries are awesome compared to those from Cameron Highlands.. cheers

me = major soft spot for kids... :)

sakaibear
17-03-2007, 03:11 AM
there's a place called kasimanis farm in between brinchang and tringkap. however the SB's there arent that sweet so if you're up for some tanginess....that's your place. there are many farms in CH that sells SB. walk into any and most will have it. dont be duped into buying the strawberry drinks though....waste of time and money. hope it helps.

usj27....LHR london heathrow?? hahaha if that is true i can attest to the SB's there. if possible go to sunderland or middlesborough....they've got mutated like SB's....look funny but the best i've had!!!!

patrick
17-03-2007, 08:11 AM
hi forumers,

since my kids have fallen for strawberries recently i am thinking of bringing them to cameron.
just worried if there are any strawberries. is there any season for strawberry over here or are they growing them all year ???

hope someone can confirm and then yummy let's go to eat till we w..., like 30 years ago :D
I was in CH like 8 times last year. And sb were sweet & big all the times. you can get them every morning at the market next to Equatorial Hotel. If u wish to go to a SB Farm, then try the one with the entrance next to the former Merlin.
Btw, dont buy those sb imported frm Egypt. Cheap & big but not sweet & taste lousy.

expat1609
17-03-2007, 12:53 PM
dude - where are you located now?

i am leaving for LHR tonite 17.03 and if i am not mistaken - its strawberries season. my son is also gila big time about it and will be bringing back fresh strawberries for him... if you want some, BIG ONES... give me a tinkle/pm - i'll be glad to get your kids a box (pack) of them... mind you, them KENT strawberries are awesome compared to those from Cameron Highlands.. cheers

me = major soft spot for kids... :)

no need to bring, thx a lot.
the main idea is a family trip, pick and eat as much as desired, juz funtime (and cool fresh air as i hope).

but LHR also puzzles me...London indeed ??

lady-o-leisure
17-03-2007, 01:23 PM
Kasimanis is wellknown. I like the strawberry syrup which i use to sweeten the strawberry tea, to make iced tea. Somehow, i still dont think Msian or American strawberries are as flavorful as Taiwanese ones.

cskok8
17-03-2007, 10:53 PM
Strawberries don't travel very well. If you bring back from LHR you might end up with strawberry jam if you are not careful. :D

sakaibear
18-03-2007, 01:43 AM
no prob...hand carry can oredi. at least that was what i used to do for my parents whenever i came back. haha i even brought st michael's trifles back.....now cannot i think....no liquid etc....

johndee
18-03-2007, 04:44 PM
Just bought some strawberry from Giant. Think imported from Egypt. Urgh! Taste aweful! Cannot even compare to those from Cameron.

PJS
21-03-2007, 02:11 PM
If u go to CH for strawberries the SB farm next to Equatorial is not bad, u can walk in and pluck the berries yourselves and have a feast there, don't forget to bring a few cans of whipped cream to go with it, heh heh heh :D

And whatever u do, don't buy their local made strawberry jams which says 'made with less sugar'. Less sugar, they're not! The jams are still tooooo sweet and not even as good as common supermarket brands.

Just enjoy the SBs and the weather. :)

patrick
21-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Just bought some strawberry from Giant. Think imported from Egypt. Urgh! Taste aweful! Cannot even compare to those from Cameron.

Aiyoh....after my posting you still persist in buying those strawberries from Egypt!! What can I say!!