|freshly picked from ana's garden ~ 2011 ~|
If you have never tried an Alpine Strawberry, than I can say with full confidence that you are truly missing out on the taste sensation of your life! Their zesty bouquet sends shiver up and down your delicate taste buds and perfume your breath with the scent of sweet roses. This thought keeps me going, even through the darkest winter, till it is Alpine Strawberry picking time once again. Tis the season, now, so go and find yourself an Alpine Strawberry patch today! And enjoy!!!
ALPINE STRAWBERRY, Fragaria species -- Wild strawberry, F. vesca, is a member of the Rose family. By the 1300’s strawberries were beginning to be taken into gardens and cultivated, so that by 1580 Thomas Tusser could mention it with confidence as one of his Five Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie: