FEATURE: High-end Japanese strawberries selling like hotcakes in N.Y.

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A high-end Japanese strawberry has become an overnight sensation in New York as the city’s gourmands clamor to get their mouths around the fruit that has quickly earned a reputation for packing a sweet punch. Oishii Farm, a venture launched in 2017 by Hiroki Koga, 35, produces the Japanese variety of strawberry called “The Omakase Berry” at its indoor farm located in an NYC suburb. Despite running a pricey $20 for a pack containing eight large strawberries, the farm has still been flooded with orders from famous restaurants in the Big Apple wanting to serve up the succulent treats. They are al…

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