By: Kendra Hopping
Cool Fact About Strawberries
Facts About Stawberries
Information On Strawberries
Type of Crop- Specialty
State/Part of U.S.- Florida
Brief History- The first garden strawberry was grown in France during the late 18th century. The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 1300s.
Crop Use- Eaten and used as medicine
Sample Products- Fruit pizza, short cakes, & smoothies. Also used for conditions such as: diarrhea, liver disease, yellowed skin, arthritis, fever, and can also keep cancer cells from forming.
My opinion on a why this crop is important is because it is a healthy snack and it can help with many sick conditions. I did not know that strawberries were used as medicine until I looked up what they are used for.
Professional growers association link- http://www.nasga.org/members/professionals/list.htm
Other reference- Wikipedia