In ancient times it was customary to harvest and consume not only the fruit, but also the stolon (i.e. the runner).

The strawberry is a false fruit: the true fruit is not the juicy flesh, but the hard seeds on its surface (the achenes).



The strawberry is a herbaceous plant in the Rosaceae family with thin runners, compound leaves and round or elongated false fruit with tiny hairs and juicy flesh. A native species in Italy and many other countries, strawberries have been gathered and eaten since antiquity.

Cultivated species are none other than varieties selectively bred from wild strawberries; the best known are the native Rosella, the German Regina, the Dutch Gorella (heart-shaped), the American Belrubi (elongated) and Pocahontas (round).

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