Facts about Strawberries

Strawberry Facts

Posted by Carson B. / in Science Facts

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Strawberry Facts

Strawberry Facts

  • Strawberries are red, with spots that look like seeds on the outside.

  • strawberries ripening

    Strawberries are green until they ripen and turn red.

  • A strawberry plant is a member of the Rose family along with blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, plums, almonds and other flowering plants.

  • Scientists do not consider the strawberry a true fruit.

  • Strawberries grow on low-lying bushes. Farmers usually plant the bushes in rows to make them easier to plant and to pick the strawberries.

  • strawberry bushes

    Strawberry bushes grow low to the ground.

  • The most amount of strawberries are grown in the United States.

  • 91% of strawberries in the U.S. are grown in California. In California, 23,000 acres of strawberries are planted each year. 1 billion pounds of strawberries each year are grown in California!

  • Florida produces the second most amount of strawberries in the U.S.

  • The flavor of a strawberry is influenced by the weather and the soil.

  • A serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than a serving of oranges.

  • Strawberries do not ripen after they are picked unlike some other fruits.

  • Strawberries are typically one of the first plants to produce fruit in the spring. Although warmer climates, such as Florida or temperature controlled growing in greenhouses can grow strawberries throughout the year.

  • Strawberries eaten at room temperature taste sweeter than at a colder temperature.

  • For kids, strawberries can provide the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

  • One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories, so they are a healthy food to eat as long as you are not allergic.

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