Farm Facts: Strawberries

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Farm Facts: Strawberries

Bright red, fresh strawberries are a spring staple. Did you know that in 2011, the U.S. produced 2.8 billion pounds of these beautiful berries? The crop was valued at almost $2.4 billion. Check out more farm fresh strawberry facts:

  • The average person eats 4.85 pounds of fresh or frozen strawberries every year, according to the USDA.
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • On average, a single strawberry contains 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are grown in every state in the country.
  • The U.S. accounts for 30 percent of the total world strawberry production.
  • California is the nation’s top strawberry producer, followed by Florida and Oregon.
  • Many towns in Tennessee celebrate this springtime fruit with a strawberry festival, including Dayton (East), Humboldt (West) and Portland (Middle).

 

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