Where? Plot 12.
When is it ready to eat? Wait until berries have turned bright, deep red (end of June/early July).
Strawberries (Fragaria × ananassa) are one of the most popular fruits. They grow on low, bushy, ground-covering plants. A fresh strawberry is the taste of early summer!
Strawberries are ready to harvest when the fruit turns red. The trick to harvesting strawberries (or any berries) is to eat them before the birds do.
Strawberries are most delicious eaten fresh-picked and raw. They also make a delicious jam and are used in a wide range of desserts.
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and fibre. They also contain manganese, folate, and potassium. Strawberries may improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels, and help prevent cancer.
Strawberries are actually part of the rose family and therefore give off a pleasant aroma. Wild strawberries thrive in Cape Breton—they love our acidic soil and will grow all over you lawn.