Also known as Fragaria chiloensis, a strawberry is a perennial plant that has evergreen leaves as well as red and juicy fruits. The plant has different varieties and the most popular variety is the garden strawberry. It can be cultivated in the areas with temperate climate. The plant can be cultivated using mounds as well as annual plasticulture. In some countries, the plant is also cultivated during off-season in greenhouses. The plant is widely grown in Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Morocco. When the plant is cultivated in season, the fruits can grow within a month. To know more about growing this plant, it is important to have ideas about the different strawberry sizes.
The Sizes of Strawberry
The tree can be categorized into three, namely the evergreens and the ornamental plants. The mature height of the ornamental plants is around 15 to 30 feet. At maturity, the plants spread 15 to 30 feet. On the other hand, the average height of the evergreens is six inches to eight inches. The width of the plants is around a foot or a foot and three inches. To grow the plant, it is important to cultivate it in a place with full sunlight.
Additional Information and Other Important Details
A strawberry contains proximates like dietary fiber, water, protein and lipid. The fruit also contains minerals such as manganese, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Aside from these, the fruit has vitamins including vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B-6 and riboflavin. Moreover, it has numerous amino acids like tryptophan, threonine and cystine.
A strawberry fruit is rich in anthocyanins, which are important to treat inflammation and prevent the risk of cancer. In addition to anthocyanins, the fruit has protective compounds that inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the liver. Strawberries are also important to protect individuals against macular degeneration. To avoid experiencing vision loss, it is essential to eat at least three servings of the fruit in a day.
Another disease that can be treated by regular intake of strawberries is rheumatoid arthritis. Because the fruit is rich in vitamin C, the immune system of patients can be enhanced, thus, preventing the development of other diseases like flu.
To successfully grow strawberries, it is essential to plant the herb in well-drained, slightly alkaline and neutral soil. Avoid putting fertilizers in the soil after planting. Instead, apply fertilizers after the first batch of strawberries were harvested. The fertilizer should be applied every 100 square feet.