Also known as common strawberry, mountain strawberry, pine apple strawberry, wild strawberry, Fraises des Bois, Alpine strawberry and wood strawberry
$3.00 per ounce
1629 is the date assigned to the introduction of the Scarlet Strawberry from Virginia, and the earliest mention of the Strawberry in English writings is in a Saxon plant list of the tenth century, and in 1265 the 'Straberie' is mentioned in the household roll of the Countess of Leicester. 'Strabery ripe,' together with 'Gode Peascode' and 'Cherrys in the ryse,' were some of the London cries mentioned by Lydgate in the fifteenth century. Both the leaves and the fruit were in early pharmacopoeias, though the leaves were mostly used. Culpepper declares the plant to be 'singularly good for the healing of many ills. The leaves astringent and and a tea made from them checks dysentery.