Strawberries originally came from North and South America.
Strawberries grow best in hot humid regions, but they can thrive successfully almost anywhere. When planting strawberries, you aren't supposed to fertilize, unless you have really sandy soil.
Strawberries are used for deserts, for example, Strawberry Shortcake. They are also used in Milk shakes, smoothies, fruit salad, and strawberry cheesecake. Strawberries are commonly used to make jam, jelly, and yogurt.
The binomial name for the strawberry is Fragaria Ananassa. An interesting fact is the strawberry was technically named after the pineapple, for the both look somewhat alike. They took Ananas, from Ananas Comosus (pineapple), and used that in part of the binomial name for the strawberry, Fragaria Ananassa.
It may be possible to find any strawberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!
It's a berry good time of year
I had not gone berry-picking before and since both boys love strawberries I thought this would be something fun to try. We headed to Iowa Orchard Strawberry Patch just west of Granger right off Highway 141. The smell of the strawberry patch was ... Carroll Daily Times Herald [ story ]
With strawberries mostly gone, other berries emerge
If you had dreams of Fourth of July strawberry pie, featuring local berries, there's some bad news. After months of rain, lots of cold and a sudden burst of heat, the Oregon strawberry season abruptly ended. "This season defied logic," said Marty ... Statesman Journal [ story ]
A BERRY FULL LIFE | News | coastalview.com
The home of Kika Hutchings has more strawberries packed into it than a jar of jam, with the berry decorating everything in her house from flyswatters to teapots ... Coastal View News [ story ]