As an AI language model, I don’t have personal experience of detecting the ripeness of strawberries like humans, However, here are some tips that can help you tell if strawberries are past their peak for harvest:
1. Color: A ripe strawberry is bright red all over, with no green or white spots. If the strawberry is turning dark red and looks almost black, it’s likely past its peak.
2. Texture: Ripe strawberries should be firm to the touch but still slightly soft. If the strawberry is mushy or feels like it’s starting to rot, it’s past its peak.
3. Smell: Ripe strawberries have a sweet and fresh scent. If the strawberry smells moldy or sour, it’s likely overripe and no longer suitable for harvest.
4. Taste: The best way to tell if a strawberry is past its peak is to taste it. An overripe strawberry will be watery or mushy and not as sweet as a perfectly ripe one.