25 Strawberry Fun Facts

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Posted by Karyn Moyer

Did you know these 25 strawberry facts?

  1. The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
  2. A strawberry flower averages five to seven petals
  3. Technically berries have seeds on the inside and they don’t come from a single ovary, so strawberries are really in a group all their own.
  4. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
  5. The majority of the roots are located in the top 3 inches of soil.
  6. 94% of American households consume the berries.
  7. According to the USDA, Americans eat 3.4 lbs. of fresh strawberries a year.
  8. Americans also eat another 1.8 lbs. of frozen strawberries a year.
  9. One acre of land can grow about 50,000 pounds of strawberries.
  10. Strawberries are grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province.
  11. California produces 75% of crops in the U.S.
  12. About 1 billion pounds of strawberries are produced each year in California alone.
  13. In California, each acre of land produces an average of 21 tons a year.
  14. Each year, 23,000 acres are planted in California.
  15. Peak harvesting season in California is from April through June.
  16. 10 million baskets of strawberries are shipped daily during harvest time in California.
  17. Florida is second in production with about 5,000 commercial acres.
  18. North Carolina is ranked third with about 1,600 acres.
  19. Every plant is hand-picked about every three days.
  20. Native Americans were eating way before strawberries before Europeans landed in North America.
  21. Ancient Romans used the berries to treat everything from depression to fever and sore throats.
  22. The flavor is influenced by weather, variety, and ripeness when harvested.
  23. The perfect temperature for strawberry plants is between 55 and 78 degrees.
  24. Strawberry can be produced via seed, by planting one fruit in the ground.
  25. More common, strawberries are produced via runners.

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Country Living: 16 Fun Facts All Strawberry Lovers Should Know
University of Illinois Extension: Strawberries
North Carolina Strawberry Association
PickYourOwn.org: Strawberry Facts

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Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer is the Senior Marketing Manager at AgHires, with over 13 years of marketing experience, over 9 of which she has spent in the agriculture marketing industry. Growing up in a small farming town, Karyn has a deep appreciation for the importance of agriculture and its role in our communities. Since joining AgHires in 2017, Karyn has used her wealth of experience and knowledge to help job seekers and clients achieve their goals. She has a passion for learning and discovering new ways to support the industry.