Farm Facts About Strawberries

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Fresh spring strawberries are a sweet treat. Learn more about the ruby red fruit and what types grow in Illinois:

Facts about strawberries

  • Strawberries grow in all 50 states. The U.S. produces more strawberries than anywhere else in the world.
  • On average, there are 200 seeds in a single strawberry.
  • There are 55 calories in one cup of strawberries. They also contain a large amount of vitamin C.
  • 94% of U.S. households that consume strawberries.
  • The strawberry is a member of the rose family.
  • There are three types of strawberries that grow in Illinois: June or spring bearing, everbearing and day neutral.
  • Strawberries are the first type of fruit to ripen in the spring. Illinois’ U-pick strawberry patches typically open in mid- to late-May in southern Illinois and early to mid-June in northern Illinois.
  • Strawberries are perennials, planted in the spring.

Find sweet strawberry recipes on our sister site, Farm Flavor.

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