Monday, May 11, 2009

Garden Strawberries

After coming to Germany, Strawberry picking was something new for me. These fruits in India were so costly during my childhood, I almost thought it came from space. LOL! :) Now I know the reason why they can't be cultivated any where in the World.

They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, are juicy & have wonderful color.

Some Trivia I found from Wiki: - Garden strawberries are a common variety of strawberry cultivated worldwide. Like other species of Fragaria (strawberries), it belongs to the family Rosaceae. Technically, it is not a fruit but a false fruit, meaning the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries (achenes) but from the peg at the bottom of the bowl-shaped hypanthium that holds the ovaries.

Cultivation: -
I usually start to plant the nursery bought plants during mid Spring. They need at least 6 hours of sunlight, direct sunlight is ideal. Watering the plants is a must. Care should be however taken to avoid stagnant water & drought.

Picking: -
I leave them to ripen fully in the plant itself, before picking them. Care should be taken not to squeeze the fruit before pulling them from the plant. Use a pair or scissors or a sharp knife.

Photos of the previous years' Harvest: -

This year's cultivation: -
Strawberry flower & unripe fruit.


  1. Lovely pics Ujju...have some strawberry plants sitting in my garden....last year we got a few strawberries..still waiting for this years small yield :-)

  2. Lovely pics Ujju...have some strawberry plants in my garden..last year we got a few and this year we are still waiting for the yield...

  3. great..strawberrey picking..well, usually pick it from my local grocery store...and guess wat? every nite wats for dessert? strawberry in a melting pot of chocolate..its so yum, u must try that and do a post on it..go perfect wit ur strawberry picking.
    i just posted on my little babies r growing :)

  4. The posts are nice, but will you change the font for better readability

  5. Wow...your strawberries look wonderful. You seems to be a great garden art lover. keep on posting. Beth

  6. Nice strawberries Yummy i love all these.

    Flowering Pear


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