Kelsey Farms expect to pick 35 million strawberries this season which, if laid end to end, would stretch over 7 times around the M25.
The Strawberry is the only berry that has seeds on its external surface.
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, fibre, folic acid and potassium. They can reduce the risk of cancers and heart attacks and help in the reduction of systolic blood pressure. Fresh juice from strawberry pulp helps in recovering from fever and if combined with honey can also reduce inflammation.
Strawberries are not fruits. They are enlarged receptacles of the flowers and are hence known as a secondary fruit.
Quaives Farm, Wickhambreaux, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1RY