According to Wikipedia…
The garden strawberry, (Fragaria ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria (collectively known as the strawberry).
It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit (which is not a “botanical berry,” but an aggregate accessory fruit) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color and juicy texture, and its sweetness.
It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates.
Artificial strawberry aroma and flavor are widely used in a lot of commercial products.
The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750’s via a cross of “Fragaria virginiana” from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François Frézier in 1714.
History and Etymology…
Cultivars of Fragaria ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca), which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century.
Technically, the strawberry is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant’s ovaries but from the receptacle that holds the ovaries.
Each apparent “seed” (achene) on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.
There are more than twenty “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.
So, now that we’ve covered what strawberries are and what they’re not, ..their history and their etymology, ..what’s your favorite strawberry creation?
Mine’s strawberry shortcake.
Question: Can you imagine eating “Fargaria” Shortcake?
..or even more disconcerting, convincing your six-year-old daughter that a…
..Fargaria Shortcake Doll is lovable.
As I have expounded many times prior, words labels and nomenclature are very important, especially in a society that is as dependent on words, labels and nomenclature as ours is.
Take a simple word like fork for instance, is a fork a utensil that you coiled your spaghetti around on Wednesday night, or is it…
..the Trident carried by Neptune?
Albeit habitually confusing to children and politicians, words are right up at the top of the page when it comes to influence and importance in our society, because a man’s “word” is his bond.
First on his agenda was to reward the insurance companies for supporting his campaign…
..and then for an encore, he violated the fourth amendment by tapping into our phones and Internet…
..disrespecting every man, woman and child in the nation to satisfy his need to organize your life and your community.
In summation, Barack Obama is the “incontrovertible” proof that progressive’s use their rectums to keep their ears warm.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow