Strawberry Fields Forever

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 6:44 pm

strawberry fields forever

Ah, summertime, when the livin’ is easy, and the berries are sensual: ripe, fragrant, luscious, and dripping with sweet purple and red juice. Willamette Valley’s rich alluvial soils and climate are especially suited to growing berries of all kinds.

While wild strawberries were grown from ancient times, the garden variety, a cross of Fragaria virginiana from North America, and Fragaria chiloensis from Chile were first bred in Brittany in the 1750s.

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