(Dr. William Butler, 17th Century English Writer) Dr. Butler is referring to the strawberry.

 

·        Eight Strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange, and as much fiber as two slices of whole wheat bread.

 

·        Strawberries were found in America by the earliest explorers.  Species were also imported from England to be grown in the new world.

  

·        George Washington grew strawberries in his garden at Mt. Vernon.

 

·        The English “strawberry” comes from the anglo-saxon “streoberie” not spelled in the modern fashion until 1538.

 

·        In 1780 , the first strawberry hybrid, “Hudson” was developed in the United States.

 

·        The Strawberry is a member of the rose family, and is unique in that it is the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside.