Strawberries are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and cultivated varieties are widely grown throughout the world. The fruits are rich in vitamin C and are commonly eaten fresh as a dessert fruit, are used as a pastry or pie filling, and may be preserved in many ways. The strawberry shortcake—made of fresh strawberries, sponge cake, and whipped cream—is a traditional American dessert. This hybrid species is cultivated worldwide. The leaves are compound , typically with three leaflets, sawtooth-edged, and usually hairy. The flowers, generally white, rarely reddish, are borne in small clusters on slender stalks arising, like the surface-creeping stems, from the axils of the leaves.
Rambutan: The "Hairy" Fruit - Tropical, Delicious Fruit | Small Bites
Email 0shares This past weekend was the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. There are many food customs on this holiday, one of which is to enjoy a new fruit to remind us to appreciate the fruits of the earth and that we are here to enjoy them. Every year the search is on for a fruit that we have never had before — not such an easy task. This year, Andy and I found two new fruits to share with my family. The first is the Rambutan.
Last updated: March 19, by Mr. Strawberry This is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box to find more information. Heather asked: We have some Alinta strawberry plants but the strawberries themselves are all re shooting from the tiny seeds on the outside of the strawberry itself.
Etymology[ edit ] The name "rambutan" is derived from the Malay word rambut meaning "hair", a reference to the numerous hairy protuberances of the fruit, together with the noun-building suffix -an. In , rambutan was introduced to the Philippines from Indonesia. There was an attempt to introduce rambutan to the southeastern United States, with seeds imported from Java in , but the species proved to be unsuccessful,  except in Puerto Rico. The flowers are small, 2.