At the Orchard

A Rose By Another Name

The fragrance of the strawberry does, in fact, relate to the taste. A member of the rose family, strawberries taste as sweet as they smell. Highly fragrant fruit = highly tasty fruit.
Strawberry flavor and quality is highly influenced by the weather. Excessive rain reduces the flavor. Fruit weight depends on both variety and weather. Just remember: when choosing strawberries inhale deeply. The more fragrant, the more flavorful.

Strawberries are, indeed, a rose by another name - and they smell as sweet! Members of the rose family, strawberries are best known for flowering and fruiting just as garden roses are reaching their summer peak.

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Native peoples have been enjoying strawberries wild strawberries here for thousands of years. Strawberries are indigenous to every continent except Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Today, 94% of U.S. households enjoy strawberries. (Source: University of Illinois Extension)

We welcome the beginning of strawberry season here at the orchard! Strawberries will be available in limited quantities - please call ahead to check on availability: (207) 647-9419.