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Welcome to the last source you will ever need for information about strawberry plants!  You have likely eaten your fair share of those delightful red berries, and we hope to encourage you to learn as much as you can about the flavorful fruits and the strawberry plants that produce them.  We exist to spread excitement about strawberries and hope that you will benefit from the information contained here.

Whether you want information on growing strawberries, eating strawberries, scientific information on the actual strawberry plants or strawberry varieties, or even information about where you can purchase strawberry plants or strawberry seeds, you will find help on Strawberry Plants .org.  This entire site is dedicated exclusively to all things related to the strawberry plant.

Be sure to browse the Reference Pages to the left (or just below this paragraph).  They are a wealth of information on topics related to learning about strawberry plants.  Be sure to come back often as we regularly update this site with new information and details about strawberries and strawberry plants!  And, of course, remember that this site is best read with a bowl of fresh strawberries in hand…

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Chocolate Strawberry Fudge Deluxe

chocolate strawberry fudge deluxe recipeHard working folks need a break every now and again.  Kicking back with a cool strawberry beverage during the first hot days of summer will do just fine for the break a hard charger like yourself needs.  But, if you want to do break time right, this chocolate strawberry fudge deluxe recipe is the way to go.  When you combine the delicious melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a fresh batch of strawberry fudge with a sweet jacket of the world’s favorite sweet, chocolate, you get bite-sized morsels fit for the Ritz or any other 5-star locale.

Well, hey, with the amount of deluxe you’ll experience after whipping up this fan favorite, you’ll have enough to make even a back porch feel like a 5-star locale.  So, grab the tools of the trade, the ingredients, and get ready for a glamorous taste experience…no matter where you may find yourself!

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Strawberry Water Infusion

strawbery water infusionStrawberries, strawberries, strawberries everywhere!  Everyone gets excited about springtime strawberry recipes, and rightly so.  They are delicious!  If you’ve perused these recipes long enough, you can probably identify one of the first commonsense steps in virtually everyone of them: wash and hull the strawberries.  Of course you will wash the dirt and debris off of the freshly picked or purchased strawberries.  Then, since few people like to nibble the greenery of the calyx atop the berry, they deftly hull those babies.

So, to what use can you put those excess and normally unused strawberry tops?  Well, you can compost them or feed them to your pet hamster, of course.  But, you can also make a delightful strawberry water infusion.  Adding cucumbers to a cup of cold water is a favorite way to add a bit of freshness to otherwise bland water.  Strawberry hulls can be used for the same purpose!

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe

homemade strawberry syrup recipeMost kids have fond memories of upending a syrup bottle and squeezing an inordinate amount of thick, sugary deliciousness into a glass of pure white milk.  As any kid knows, when the milk is either about to overflow or equal to the accumulated syrup in the bottom of the glass, it is then time to stir.  Whether stirred vigorously or slowly, watching the white milk turn red or brown with strawberry syrup or chocolate syrup is like a dinging bell for old Pavlov’s canine companion.  Every kid knows that it is time to enjoy a treat when the color is uniform.

While stirring syrup into a glass of milk may be the only thing young children are capable of concocting in the kitchen until they are a bit older, you are likely a master of such culinary arts by this time.  And, even if you aren’t, you can still undertake this simple homemade strawberry syrup recipe.  Whether waffles, ice cream, or just a glass of milk are begging for a little strawberry love, this fantastic recipe will be just what puts the perfect touch of finality to whatever it is you are making!

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Sweet Strawberry Spinach Salad

sweet strawberry spinach salad recipeSpringtime.  It is the time of year when bluebirds perch atop your shoulders and chirp a sweet melody.  It is the time of year when snows promise to be a thing of the past, and green bursts forth from the dank bleakness of winter brown.  budding flowers on dogwoods and the paler green tips upon conifer branches herald the coming of something grand.

With the coming of increasing temperatures, strawberry plants also are called to renewed vigor as they break dormancy and again send forth their foliage to welcome the strengthening rays of the sun.  But, not only leaves appear!  The perennating buds that were forms with care the previous year also come forth as delicate strawberry flowers.  The buzzing bees find favor therein, and soon the white petals drop and yield a glimpse of red remaining.

Joy comes for many with the first spring harvest of strawberries.  And, what better way to kick off the fun of the coming months than with a great recipe using your freshly-picked strawberries?!  This sweet strawberry spinach salad is just what you need.

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Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

strawberry sorbet recipeIf you love to exercise your hospitality genius and have guests over for dinner parties or holiday celebrations or really just about any other reason, you know the value of having a great recipe that brings forth the compliments and praise.  This recipe is one such.  Whether you go with heavy and filling dinner dishes or lighter cuisine, this strawberry sorbet recipe is just the perfect final installment to deliver an exclamation point to the taste buds of your guests that won’t be soon forgotten.

The sweet, dissolving aspects of this dessert not only enhance the final memory of delightful tastes, but also goes down smooth.  The rapidity of sweet burst of flavor combined with the feel of frozen sweetness as it melts away is somewhat reminiscent of cotton candy.  The volume is tantalizingly big, but the final result of the spun sugar fibers is a fast-dissolving burst of flavor.  Enjoying this sorbet is similar: no matter how big a bowl you serve, it will be gone before you know it, and even the fullest belly can stand to sample another bite!

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Strawberry Rice So Nice

strawberry rice so nice recipeSometimes unsuspecting food critics sit down to an unknown dish with skepticism brewing and bubbling like a volcano underneath the calm exterior.  Criticisms are forming before the first nibble is taken.  Well, if you know some such food pedant, abort their food snobbery with this little dandy of a recipe.  One taste will silence the simmering skeptic like Alka-seltzer to a stomach that just finished a bowl of two-day-old chili with extra garlic and hot sauce.  Really, it is that good.

If kids are around, you might want to banish them to the basement while you make it, or it might just get quaffed by the starving hoards before you even put the finishing touches on it.  Rice pudding alone can’t hold a candle to this fantastico recipe.  Try it and you’ll be a believer thereafter.

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Strawberry Fudge Indulgence

strawberry fudge indulgence recipeEveryone knows life is short.  ‘Tis but a vapor or fleeting breath.  Someday, somehow, your body will end up as worm food, just like everyone else.  Everyone will kick the bucket, rest in peace at room temperature, and cash in one’s chips for the last time.  So, instead of fighting the Grim Reaper, why not ignore him instead?  Well, ok, as with everything moderation is the key.  But, if you’ve been a good boy or girl recently, this strawberry fudge indulgence recipe is sure to be a suitable reward!

So, instead of buying the farm, try shopping for the ingredients to make this beauty of a dessert instead?  Whilst you still have breath in your lungs, let the only sticky end you come to be the finishing of this confectionery marvel.  Then, you’ll be able to take the largest chunk of fudge and “bite the big one” in that sense…instead of biting the dust!

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Ginger Ale Strawberry Fruit Cocktail

ginger ale strawberry fruit cocktail recipeGinger ale is a poorly appreciated bubbly beverage.  Coke and Pepsi and all the other soda spinoff drinks can claim their rightful spots sidled up next to pizzas and hamburgers.  But, ginger ale is its own master of all things subtle.  You’ll rarely find Coca-cola in holiday punches.  You aren’t likely to pair Pepsi with fruit of any kind.  Oh, but ginger ale?  Absolutely!  Ginger ale is for the discriminating palate.  This ginger ale strawberry fruit cocktail is an especially easy and delicious wonder of the kitchen.

It is super simple to make, awesomely delicious, and makes perfect use of ginger ale!  So, take a break or plan a party so you have an excuse to double the recipe, then get busy making this masterwork!

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Strawberry Choconana Smoothie

strawberry coconana smoothie recipeDuring the spring and summer months, strawberries are everywhere.  If you spend any time in the grocery store or out and about, you’ll likely see cartons upon cartons of fresh strawberries just waiting to be snarfed.  Farmers markets are abounding with the sweet red treats, and pick-your-own operations are getting cranked into high gear as pickers-for-a-day come from miles around to claim Nature’s goodness.  You might even turn a corner in your downtown area to find a Strawberry Festival in full effect!

And, if you grow your own strawberry patch, you know just how productive the little strawberry plants can be.  If the rabbits and squirrels and birds don’t invade, you will have an abundance of berries to consume.  Since strawberries have a short shelf life, it is important to use what you grow or take home from the store.  Nothing is more frustrating than spending time or money obtaining fresh produce only to open the refrigerator door and encounter a thriving mold population ruining your haul.  So, it is good to have quick and easy strawberry recipes on hand to prevent strawberry loss!  This strawberry choconana smoothie recipe is perfect for turning your strawberries into a family favorite.

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Why Are the Seeds on My Strawberry Sprouting While Still on the Strawberry?

why are the seeds on my strawberry sprouting while still on the strawberryThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Strawberry Seeds on Strawberry All Sprouting?

On October 13, 2014, Heather asked:

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