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Old 10-23-2005, 09:48 PM
La Llorona La Llorona is offline
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What is the name of those little "hairs" on raspberries?

Er...what the title says. And do strawberries have them too? I'm thinking they might, but then again, I could just be imagining that.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:00 PM
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Er...what the title says. And do strawberries have them too? I'm thinking they might, but then again, I could just be imagining that.
What are the little hairs on my raspberries and blackberries?

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The small hairs on raspberries and blackberries are called "styles." They are a female part of the flower, which is a natural part of the fruit, and are completely safe and natural. They can range in length and in color from light blonde to brown/black. They can be visible and more prevalent on some berries and hardly noticeable on others, depending on the particular berry plant.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:44 AM
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Rasphairies.

Sorry.
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:13 PM
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Nice word play. Don't be sorry. You got at least one doper laughing.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:52 PM
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And do strawberries have them too? I'm thinking they might, but then again, I could just be imagining that.
Strawberries can have hairs. They're usually noticeable only when they fall off and leave a little layer of stubble in the bowl you just washed the berries in. They may vary by breed; some strawberries seem to have longer ones than others. Also, not-very-fresh berries, like, say, California berries here on the East Coast, don't seem to have them, probably because they fell off crossing the Rockies or something.
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