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Monday, 23 August 2010

Garden strawberry

Garden strawberries grown hydroponically
The garden strawberry is a common plant of the genus Fragaria cultivated worldwide for its aggregate accessory fruit, the (common) strawberry. The fruit is widely appreciated, mainly for its characteristic aroma but also for its bright red color, and  fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, and milk shakes.The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in 1740 via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America , which was noted for its flavor.  

Scientific Name:  Fragaria × ananassa

1 comment:

  1. Nice information. I want to visit strawberry garden. If you visit Europe you can find many strawberry garden.
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