Wild strawberries can still be found in some unspoiled areas – often in light woodland.
However, wild strawberries tend to be smaller and not always as sweet as the hybrid varieties we grow today.
They are good to make jam with though, so if you have some wild strawberries growing, it may be worth letting them grow and experiment with a little jam making!
All berries are power packed super foods. Strawberries are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C and contain dietary fibre.
Strawberries also contain phenol which is an anti-inflammatory and helpful in treating asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Leaves, as well as the fruits, have been used medicinally for many years. Strawberries have been said to cure anything from kidney conditions to throat infections. But we definitely know they are packed with vitamins and taste delicious so well worth growing at home.
Botanically, strawberries aren’t a real fruit but an ‘aggregate’ fruit – I believe this may have something to do with having seeds on the outside of the ‘fruit’ rather than encased in an outer skin like other berries. Apparently, a strawberry fruit ( I am going to keep on calling them fruits, whether it’s botanically correct or not!) can have up to 200 seeds on the outside.
How to Grow Strawberries will help guide you to growing the freshest organic strawberries to enjoy all summer.
How to Grow Strawberries (updated edition)
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