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Fragaria  is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family, Rosaceae, commonly known as strawberries for their edible fruits. There are more than 20 described species and many hybrids and cultivars. The most common strawberries grown commercially are cultivars of the garden strawberry, a hybrid known as Fragaria × ananassa. Strawberries have a taste that varies by cultivar, and ranges from quite sweet to rather tart. Strawberries are an important commercial fruit crop, widely grown in all temperate regions of the world.

Strawberries are not true berries. The fleshy and edible part of the fruit is a receptacle, and the parts that are sometimes mistakenly called "seeds" are achenes.

  • Category Outdoor fruits plants
  • Genus Fragaria
  • Species x ananassa
  • Families Rosaceae
  • Habit Herbaceous perennial
  • Climatic Zones Mediterranean USDA 10
  • Leaves Foglia Persistente
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Geographical Area of Origin North America
  • Flowering and Fruiting Period September August July June May April March
  • Form Basket Grown as shrub
  • Color Flower / Leaves / Fruits White
  • Parfumed yes
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid Middle-Dough
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light Medium shade
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