Berry Interesting

Berry Interesting

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? Here are some fun facts:

  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
  • Strawberries (as well as many other fruits) are members of the rose family.
  • Strawberries are a symbol of perfection and righteousness and were carved into designs on medieval churches and cathedrals.
  • Strawberries are popular—they’re consumed in 94 percent of households in the United States, and over half of the country’s seven- to nine-year-olds say that strawberries are their favorite fruit.
  • The world’s largest strawberry was the size of a large apple, weighing 8.17 ounces.
  • Belgium hast a museum dedicated to strawberries, the Musee de la Fraise et du Patrimoine.
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