Breeding with Fragaria moschata
Especially since I've had a few enquiries lately about F. moschata in the past week or two, I thought I'd share this article with you folks:
Berried Treasure (Smithsonian.com)
It covers the efforts of Harry Swartz (an interesting character) to incorporate the aromatic characters of the musk strawberry into a commercial cultivar, and it's by David Karp, another interesting character (and I mean that in the nicest way) who I had the pleasure of talking with at fairly great length while he researched the article. He's promising a more science-heavy version of the story in an upcoming article, as well as a future book. Karp has a great number of interesting writings about fruit out there...I'm in a bit of a rush now or I'd link to them, but a little Googling should turn up lots, and I think I've linked to several in the past...).
I'm off to water my plants and check out my strawberry hybrids!