Strawberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Strawberry fruit (Fragaria Ananassa) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Strawberry as it is a combination of genus (Fragaria) and species (F. ananassa). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Strawberry is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Strawberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Strawberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Strawberry Facts are:
- Strawberry is the only fruit with seeds on its covering.
- Belgium has a museum dedicated to strawberries.
- Americans eat almost 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries each year.
- They are believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Allstar, Annapolis, Cavendish, Chandler, Earliglow, Flavorfest, Honeoye, Jewel, Northeaster, San Andreas, Seascape, Tribute and Tristar. It is not available in seedless variety.