All About Strawberry

Latin name Fregaria vesca L.

A member of the rose family, the sweet and aromatic strawberry is eaten all over the world.

Although popular, it was not cultivated until the turn of the 13th Century. As a favourite summertime flavour the strawberry is now shipped all over the world. Processed strawberries are now most commonly manufactured into preserves, jams and jellies.

Fruit fact...

There are approximately 200 seeds in every strawberry.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

April, May, June, July, August

Southern Hemisphere

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Significant countries of origin

U.S.A., Poland, Germany, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Chile