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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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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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Strawberry Fruit Bar Recipe

strawberry fruit bar recipeWhether the humans in your coterie will howl with joy at the smell of these delicious fruit bar squares or scream like banshees and charge the kitchen to get their paws on the first served fruit bar, this recipe will be cause for excitement.  Like grandmother’s best recipe from times long ago, this recipe will make your children’s children yearn for the good old days of carefree youth when they are older and wiser (like you!).

So, as difficult as it may be to restrain yourself and the drooling hoards that appear in your kitchen when the scents begin to spread on the breezes, try to maintain civility, squelch the pushing, shoving, biting, and gnashing of teeth amidst your underlings, and gently herd the roiling masses to the table.  And, of course, once this recipe emerges from the oven, be sure to serve them up quickly to avoid the degeneration of normally-civil folks and kids into a melee of flying utensils and weaponized silverware…

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Strawberry Blueberry Crisp

strawberry blueberry crisp recipeThere are two things that everyone needs more of in life: love and strawberries.  Yes, it is a proven fact; no, don’t ask me for my studies backing it up.  I mean, really, everyone loves strawberries, right?!  So, there must be a mystical connection between the two.  In the metaphysical realm, strawberries equal love.  And, while I can’t claim to be traipsing through the supernatural as we speak, so to speak, my speaking of strawberries and love must affect the metaphysical, for strawberries taste out of this world.

And, as you are tempted to go back and re-read that last paragraph, let me quell your sense of confusion.  For, what was just written truly makes virtually no sense.

So, why introduce a recipe with a bunch of gobbledegook?  Why, to demonstrate to even the slowest wit how ultimately practical and uber-sensical this recipe is, of course!  This strawberry blueberry crisp recipe takes just minutes to prepare.  And, since it will likely disappear in just seconds down the maws of minors and gullets of grownups in giant gulps, there is no need to spend hours in the kitchen for this one.  If you have just a bit over one fifteenth of an hour at your disposal, you can have this one finished.

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Balsamic Strawberry Truffles Recipe

balsamic strawberry truffles recipeFor those devotees of the mythical land of Narnia, allow me to put the splendor of this recipe into appropriate context for you.  Without the negative allegorical associations, this balsamic strawberry truffles recipe will cause one to ponder its supremacy over the seductive Turkish Delight treats used to lure young and wayward little boys into the clutches of the dark, yet white, destructive powers.  Of course, if you’ve never read the classic tale contained within the pages of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, you’ve undoubtedly no context whatsoever for that introduction.  Suffice to say, this recipe will result in a fantastic creation likely to cause your taste buds to cling tenaciously to each bite.  Eat them in the hot, baking sun during the middle of summer, and the cool breezes of refreshment will gently caress your hair.  Eat them in the middle of winter, and you won’t even have to wait for Punxsutawney Phil to pop his little gopher head up out of his hole and look for his body’s blockage of sunshine; for when these are consumed in the cold, white winter, spring bursts forth.  Turkish Delights can take a back seat to these beauties!

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Marshmallow Strawberry Tart Recipe

marshmallow strawberry tart recipeEverybody loves Kung Fu fighting.  Or at least Carl Douglas would have everyone think that.  Whether or not your kicks are fast as lightning, however, will likely depend if you have enough energy.  If you are looking for something to fuel your inner fire so you can trick black-clad karate bad guys with the ol’ crane kick, or if you are just looking for something absolutely delicious to choke your taste buds into submission, this marshmallow strawberry tart recipe will help you find your focus.  After one bite, however, you’ll likely not be able to focus on anything else.  Yes, it is that good.  In fact, if you want to wear your kitchen black belt with pride and take down all challengers, make this recipe soon.  You’ll be glad you did.  And, all your little Ralph Macchio wannabe, samurai sword-wielding kids will thank you.  Heck, even Mr. Miyagi would be pleased with this one.  And, no, you won’t have to spend years in the kitchen earning this one; it is rather easy to make!

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Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins

strawberry cinnamon muffins recipeUnlike the mentally challenged individuals who gag and wheeze for minutes after sticking a huge spoonful of ground cinnamon in their mouth and then choking on it (just search for “cinnamon challenge” on your favorite search engine), you actually know how to use cinnamon appropriately to spice your foods to perfection.  After all, that is why you are reading this recipe right now!  Everyone loves cinnamon, whether on toast, in cereal, or in muffins.  Pair cinnamon with strawberries, put the combination in with a few other choice ingredients, bake it up, and you’ve found a winner.  Just follow this recipe to strawberry cinnamon bliss.  The aroma of these muffins baking will be enough to induce salivation in any living creature with a nose.  Just be sure to put the canines outside prior to baking.  Otherwise, you might slip on the copious puddles of drool that will form underneath the dripping jowls of the aforementioned beasts as they stare longingly at these magnificent strawberry cinnamon muffins baking in the oven.

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Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Recipe

chocolate strawberry mousse recipeSomethings are meant to be together: Dr. Seuss and anapestic tetrameter, Mr. Rogers and his sweater, Barbie and Ken, Adam and Eve and fig leaves, and, of course, strawberries and chocolate.  You’ve landed in a great spot for one of these famous pairs.  You will have to find a Cat in a Hat elsewhere; and no neighborhood-building tools will be forthcoming (unless you make everyone on the block this fantastic mousse!); and Barbie and Ken are hopelessly narcissistic; and, unless you pair them with strawberries, figs can find their way into their own recipe somewhere else.  But chocolate?  Yes ma’am!  Chocolate and strawberries go better together than Egypt and pyramids, and may just bump apple pie out of the way when it comes to America as well!

Seriously though, all cliches aside, this dessert recipe will have you squealing with delight after the first nibble.  So, grab your gear, corral your ingredients, and get going!  The sooner you make this fantabulous chocolate strawberry mousse recipe, the sooner you will find that elusive taste nirvana.

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Strawberry Nut Delight

strawberry nut delight recipeMany a happy soul has delved into a delicious strawberry dish that easily dredged delight from the depths of culinary despair and diminished that dastardly devil called “hunger.”  Nevertheless, nary a nut can usually be found frolicking in a frothy fruit treat proffered to tempt the most discerning tastes.  Why do nuts and strawberries find themselves flailing against each other in the minds of master chefs far and wide?  Who knows?  But, it is time to banish such inane notions of gustatory glory and find the true radiance that comes from an olfactory-enhanced experience combining the flavorful aroma of strawberries with the full-bodied force of kernel power.  Get ready, my friends, as this strawberry nut delight recipe will likely shift your expectations of what is right in the world.  Overstated?  You be the judge.

And, of course, don’t forget that this is just one of many extraordinary recipes available for your enjoyment on StrawberryPlants.org. There are many other strawberry dessert recipes as well! If you are looking for other culinary uses for your extra strawberries, be sure to see the complete Strawberry Recipes section.

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