What am I?
I'm the ultimate summer fruit. Besides my bright color, I have a delightful fragrance (smell). I am native to North America. Today I’m grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province.
I am the only fruit that has seeds on the outside. I have over 200 seeds on my fruit. Interestingly, if you get me from a grocery store, I wasn’t grown from a single seed.
Where I grow
I grow on the ground, and my plant is a perennial, which means if you plant one, it will come back next year and the following and so on. Once my plant grows fruit, it will continue to do so for about five years.
My flower needs bees to pollinate it for my fruit to grow. Farmers often have bee hives to ensure the flowers are pollinated.
After I'm Picked
My fruit ripens at different times on a single plant. Because of this and my delicate flesh, farmers hand pick the fruit when I’m perfectly ripe.
After I’m picked, I should be used right away. I can be eaten fresh or made into jam, frozen, or baked.
Did you guess... Strawberry
Did you guess Strawberry? Strawberry can be eaten fresh or made into a lot of foods!
Watch the video to learn more.
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