To be dreading the onset of summer fruit season?

(93 Posts)
TheRealAmandaClarke Sat 05-Apr-14 18:28:04

Because it's met with a chorus of people who make a point of heavily stating their preference for raspberries over strawberries in a manner that suggests they are the only ones who can tell the different?

Or has sleep deprivation finally finished off any tolerance whatsoever?

Sirzy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:30:05

I can't say it is an issue I have ever had

I prefer strawberries though.

Methe Sat 05-Apr-14 18:31:09

Hmm, it is a hard choice but I think the raspberries have it.. Just.

notapizzaeater Sat 05-Apr-14 18:32:19

Sorry but peaches beat them all

Sparklingbrook Sat 05-Apr-14 18:33:25

I am ok with the onset of the summer fruit season personally. We have an excellent PYO place.

I wouldn't worry too much.

Sirzy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:34:15

Our local pyo had closed sad

TalkieToaster Sat 05-Apr-14 18:34:30

I have never had a nice peach. They've always been too ripe or underripe and I hate the feeling of the skin.

I think I'm in the raspberry camp, just. I am very particular about them and I can't tolerate even slightly squishy ones. I also scrutinise each one for mould.

Sparklingbrook Sat 05-Apr-14 18:35:08

sad Sirzy.

Forgettable Sat 05-Apr-14 18:35:21

Pffft to strawberries and raspberries

Bring on the gooseberries, I say

Normalisavariantofcrazy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:35:39

I just love British fruit, don't care what it is, just I know we grow some of the best fruit in the world and I love it fresh and seasonal

<gets off fruit box>

Smartiepants79 Sat 05-Apr-14 18:36:11

Raspberries and nectarines rule!
Too many supermarket strawberries taste of nothing. It puts me off.

ThatBloodyWoman Sat 05-Apr-14 18:36:23

I fucking love raspberries.
Can't afford the buggers though.

Smartiepants79 Sat 05-Apr-14 18:36:40

Oh, and peaches are all fuzzy which is just wrong.

Sirzy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:36:44

Mmm gooseberry crumble.

Nomama Sat 05-Apr-14 18:37:36

Anything local, but I am a raspberry fiend too, sorry.

I hate supermarket fruit, it is rarely really edible.

Sparklingbrook Sat 05-Apr-14 18:37:51

Gooseberries-I just can't do them. My Mum used to make gooseberry crumble and i always hated it.

I love going to the PYO. Even DS1 (14) came with us last year and he hates us. grin He every nearly enjoyed himself.

TheRealAmandaClarke Sat 05-Apr-14 18:37:53

That's very true Normal

Nectarines over peaches here personally.
And either strawbs or rasps.

Oh dear. I know I was BU
And slightly unhinged. blush

comicsansisevil Sat 05-Apr-14 18:38:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Sat 05-Apr-14 18:38:20

Now Rhubarb crumble I like.

Sparklingbrook Sat 05-Apr-14 18:39:35

If you want to be unhinged about something AIBU on Mumsnet is the place Amanda.

Do you feel better getting it off your chest?

Normalisavariantofcrazy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:39:38

I'll top that with rhubarb crumble ice cream

<drools>

Sirzy Sat 05-Apr-14 18:39:51

The power of PYO sparkling amazing places

This thread now has me craving fruit which won't be in season for a few months.

ShadowFall Sat 05-Apr-14 18:40:16

Both are good.

Failing to see the issue with people having a preference.

phantomnamechanger Sat 05-Apr-14 18:40:52

I want a gooseberry crumble now, yum yum

granddad used to grow them and we would pick and eat them even if they were really really sour.

Smartiepants79 Sat 05-Apr-14 18:41:24

Yep, my dad grows raspberries. Think my 3yr old ate them all.
It's a wonder she's wasn't ill!

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