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vincent  •  Link

"Strawberries " - "... was the pretiest was the Vine-yard planted in Strawberry borders, staked at 10 foote distance" John Evelyn 8 may 1654 "visit to Hackn[e]y , Lady Brooks Gardens."
"Also Mulberry-Garden 10 may 1654 the onely place of Refreshment about the Towne for persons of the best quality, to be exceeding cheated at:"

vicente  •  Link

Strawberries have a most delicious taste, and are so innocent that a woman in childbed, or one in a feaver, may safely eate them: but I have heard Sir Christopher Wren affirm, that if one that has a wound in his head eates them, they are mortall. Methinks 'tis very strange. Quaere, the learned of this?
chapter XI plants

in Aqua scripto  •  Link

When I be a nipper, strawberries grew wild in the inter land o' East Anglia, they were very sweet and be the size of red currents.

TerryF  •  Link

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The strawberry (Fragaria) is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae, and the fruit of these plants. There are more than 20 named species and many hybrids and cultivars.

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