Wild ones are small and sweet. The plants hide in unexpected places such as roadside ditches or suburban berms where lawn mowers fear to tread.
Grocery stores and farmer’s markets sell the larger fruit. Whether grown on a larger commercial farm or by a traditional farm family — they are harvested by hand. Children, migrants, retirees all have put in hours in the fields harvesting the popular STRAWBERRY.
Low to the ground and eager to spread by runners, this plant can also be useful as a ground cover. Imagine them holding the soil on a steep slope year round and furnishing an early summer treat. I’ll take mine with ice cream if you have it.