Strawberries

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The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.

Strawberries (Fragaria) are flowering plants in a genus within the rose family, Rosaceae, known for their edible fruits. Originally straw was used as a mulch in cultivating the plants. There are more than 20 described species and many hybrids and cultivars. The most common strawberries grown commercially are cultivars of the garden strawberry, a hybrid known as Fragaria × ananassa. Strawberries have a taste that varies by cultivar, and ranges from quite sweet to rather tart.

According to the list written by Rebecca Shinners in Countryliving.com entitled "16 Fun Facts All Strawberry Lovers Should Know: There's more to this summertime fruit than its juicy sweetness.", Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring. It also stated that there are around 200 seeds on an average strawberry. Another fan fact listed is that there is a museum in Belgium dedicated to strawberries.

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  • Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 756.
  • Like strawberry wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.
  • The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
    And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
    Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.

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