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Enjoying sweet strawberries is the easiest way to transform any ordinary moment into something special. Kick back on a picnic blanket on a warm summer day with a punnet of fresh strawberries beside you or cook them to perfection in your favourite dessert and share with loved ones. Simply add some strawberries to your day and indulge in the delightful!
Toddlers love them as a snack. Kids love them in their lunchboxes. And adults love to add strawberries to a range of delicious dishes. No wonder a punnet of strawberries never lasts long in the fridge!
The garden strawberry was created as a cross between the Fragaria Virginiana which came from eastern North America, and the Fragaria Chiloensis which was brought from Chile. Prior to this, wild strawberries were a popular source of fruit and often used for medicinal purposes. Strawberries have even been referenced in ancient Roman literature.
Strawberries were first commercially grown in Australia in the 1950s, thriving in the rich fertile soil found on the outskirts of Melbourne. Strawberry farms now operate across Australia, from Perth to Bundaberg!
Our Quality Assurance program ensures that every strawberry you enjoy from Driscoll’s has that delicious sweet taste, bright sheen and vibrant colour. Because of our dedicated breeding programs, our berry varieties do not need to be artificially enhanced to add colour or taste.
When choosing strawberries, look for punnets that contain brilliant red berries with an even, rich sheen. They should be clean and dry, and the leaves and stems should be bright green.
Strawberries are best stored in the fridge in their packaging. If you’d like to freeze your berries, wash carefully in cold water and pat dry. Remove the stems and any soft spots, and then pack them into freezable containers.
Ideally, leave your strawberries in their container until you’re ready to eat them. Strawberries are more delicious at room temperature. Just before eating, gently rinse under cool water and remove the green caps.
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