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Deep South - USA - speech idiom

I've come across a lovely phrase from the Deep South: 'strawberry friend', meaning someone who is a fairweather friend, only appears when there are strawberries to share.

My story is set in 1964. Would this phrase have been in use then? Is it still in use now? Will it be recognised, or will I need to add a phrase to ensure readers work out its meaning from context?

I'm reluctant to cut it, it sounds so good.
Tags: ~languages: english: american
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