Smallest Ripe Strawberry

United States Margaret McGregor

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Jasper, Alabama, United States / May 25, 2011

Margaret McGregor found a ripe strawberry five millimeters wide.

- strawberry must be ripe

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  • United States Gabriel Whelan

    Gabriel Whelan

    I have one that is as small as a dime! Beat that!

  • United States Margaret McGregor

    Margaret McGregor

    I would except Smallest Full-Sized Strawberry. There was no green left on the berry and it had remained this size for a solid week on the bush. I did have a photo of the strawberry next to a ruler, but up close it was too blurry to tell the actual size. 5mm seemed the closest measurement I could make, if I was wrong then I do apologize. The penny was just used as a comparison, not to determine actual size...also the angle of the shot makes the penny look slightly bigger. Thank you all for your comments! :)

  • United States Jennifer Wark

    Jennifer Wark

    I thought ripe was a fairly quantifiable state, meaning the fruit was no longer green. Just my $.02!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    i changed to 5 mm (1/2 cm), which seems about right. Of greater concern, how does one define "ripe"? Can we tweak to Smallest Full-Sized Strawberry?

  • United States Jennifer Wark

    Jennifer Wark

    That can't be right; a U.S. penny is hardly five centimeters!

  • Philippines Ma-Ann Pacion

    Ma-Ann Pacion

    how can we be sure this was 5 cm? there wasn't any ruler or tape measure in the photo

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