GROW GUIDE Strawberries

Jan 14, 2019 | Fruit, Grow Guides

 width=“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did” – the wise words of sixteenth century gourmand William Butler. And who can argue? Strawberries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow if you follow a few easy rules.
First, some fruity facts:
• They’re not berries at all! Botanically, berries have internal seeds, whereas strawberries carry theirs (usually about 200 per fruit) on the outside.
• The scientific family of strawberries is Fragaria, which means fragrant in Latin. Fragaria is part of the rose family which includes apples and plums.
• Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, are a good source of folic acid and potassium and are very low in calories. Apparently, fresh juice has a cooling effect on people with fevers.

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