Strawberries: How Much Do You Know About The Candy Fruit?

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‘Candy Fruit’ is the best tag you can select for strawberries. From cookies, creams, and jams to ice cream and cakes - everything that is sweet should have strawberry in it! The brightest color of red, the taste of the sweetness with a zing of natural acidic - everyone loves strawberries! But we wonder how much do you know about strawberries? Like what were they like when first grown, what was the taste, how it gained popularity, how did it get the synonym of romance and what other tasks it can accomplish other than sweetening our taste buds? There is so much you can explore about the fruit! We are going to tell you all about it, but if you want to add a visual stimulation to the tale, how about planning a weekend getaway in Mahabaleshwar and choosing hotels near Mapro Garden for a stay?

Mapro Garden is not just a fruit park that hosts fun activities around the season, hosting the travelers staying around in budget resorts in Panchgani. In fact, Mapro Garden is India’s largest producer of strawberry. Yes, there are states as well that produce strawberry like Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. But, Mapro Garden has the responsibility of producing nearly 85% of the total strawberry production of our country. Isn’t it amazing?

How does the ‘strawberry tale’ started?

Now there are different tales about the origin but we will tell you about the most popular one. It is said that strawberries debuted in the ancient Greece. Romans regarded it as a wild fruit for it wasn’t the sweetest fruit they had tasted. In fact, the fruit was used for it’s ailment curing properties. The medicine men at that time used it to cure liver problems, eliminate the bad breath and to boost immunity & strength.

In what parts of India strawberries are produced?

Apart from the hilly areas of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, it is also grown in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, and Haryana. Panchgani in Maharashtra is the largest strawberry producer in India. You can always select from a range of resorts in Mahabaleshwar and plan a weekend getaway at Mepro Gardens in Panchgani. The place has produced record 18000 tonnes of strawberries!

There are over 20 varieties of strawberries, and different environmental conditions, as well as soil nature, contributes to their variety.

How can you make sure that you have picked up the juiciest and sweetest strawberry?

If you ever travel or book your stay in a budget hotel in Mahabaleshwar, plan a short visit to this loveliest strawberry garden in Panchgani. There, you can observe and learn about their plantation as well as can get some handy tips on how to pick the best strawberries.

However, to make sure that you are picking your strawberries right, you can do it the way strawberry farmers do. The berries which are in best of the red in color, and have the most fruity sweet smell,  are the juiciest and sweetest strawberries.

Tip to health: Noticing the increasing unhealthy strawberry farming with pesticides and chemicals, the amazing farmers of the Mapro Garden give tips for growing the fruit at home. Yes, with a little bit of research and chats with the experts, you can grow your own organic and fresh strawberries on your terrace!

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