STRAWBERRY: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, PREVENTION, TREATMENT, REMEDIES
‘Strawberry’, the attractive red colour of the fruit brings in a whole lot of excitement in the minds of many of us. Otherwise called as garden strawberry or Fragaria Ananassa, this is the widely grown hybrid variety of the genus called Fragaria. They are jointly denoted as Strawberries.
The strawberry plant is cultivated across the world, and the fruit is widely recognized for the sweetness, juicy texture, the attractive red colour and also the aroma that is unique to this fruit. Even though it is widely consumed as fresh fruit, it is added to flavour different eatables like chocolates, milkshakes, ice creams, etc.
Even, artificial strawberry flavour used in other non-edible items like hand sanitizers, lip glosses and perfumes.
When you learn about strawberry, it would be interesting to read the history of this fruit. The garden strawberry was initially bred in Brittany, France in 1750s through a cross of Fragaria Virginiana. In the strawberry farms across France, farmers who were engaged in commercial production replaced the woodland strawberry with the garden strawberry. In the early 17th century, only woodland strawberries were available.
You might be surprised to know that strawberry fruit is cultivated widely in shape, flavour, colour, size and degree of fertility. It also differs in the ripening season, the constitution of the plant, liability to disease, etc. In an average, the fruit will have nearly 200 seeds on its external membrane. However, there will be variance in foliage, while some differ materially in the relative development of organs.