National Strawberry Month

May is National Strawberry Month, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer than by enjoying some red, juicy, and delicious strawberries. We think most people will probably agree with us, considering just how popular this fruit tends to be.

Strawberries are enjoyed in smoothies, baked into pies, or even savored with a light coating of granulated sugar. No matter how you enjoy them, you’re going to want to stock up on plenty of them for this month. Few things are better than the sweet, tart flavor of this fruit.

The History of National Strawberry Month

There are a couple of holiday months that have had mysterious origins, and we think we can add National Strawberry Month to that list as well. No matter how hard we searched, we just couldn’t uncover the origins of this month or when it was first observed.

Some Interesting Facts About Strawberries

Below are some interesting facts about strawberries that we feel are as sweet and wholesome as the strawberries themselves. We feel that the following facts should be enjoyed with some strawberry ice cream or maybe even a strawberry shake.

  • The average strawberry contains over 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries aren’t actually berries but are instead members of the rose family.
  • An acre can produce over 50,000 pounds of strawberries.
  • In California, there are over 23,000 acres dedicated to strawberries.
  • In Florida, there are over 5,000 acres dedicated to strawberries.
  • Most strawberries are grown via runners, but they can also be grown by planting one seed at a time.
  • Every year, Americans eat almost 2 pounds of frozen strawberries per person.
  • Strawberries are grown all across Canada and the U.S.
  • Strawberries are some of the first fruits to ripen in the U.S.

Observing National Strawberry Month

We suppose that you can celebrate this month simply by picking up a carton of strawberries and a bowl of sugar, and enjoying them while watching TV or hanging out in the yard, but we think that this month deserves a little more gravitas.

In our opinion, people should use this month to visit a strawberry farm or try their hand at making strawberry preserves, strawberry pie, or even strawberry shortcake. While you’re picking strawberries, jarring strawberries, or eating them, we think that you should also use the hashtag #NationalStrawberryMonth on social media to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday
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