- Veestar and Annapolis, the earliest-ripening strain available at Pick Your Own operations.
- Cavendish, Governor Simcoe, Kent, Startime, G19, MicMac and Honey Eye are popular mid-season varieties for both Pick Your Own and retail sales.
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, potassium and fibre as well as being low in calories.
Seeds found in Europe show strawberries existed in prehistoric times. The wild fruit was originally picked for its medicinal value. The leaves were boiled and made into poultices, the fruit prescribed as a remedy for "the redness and heat of the face."
Jacques Cartier saw "vast patches" of wild strawberries along the St. Lawrence River in 1534. Cultivation began in 17th century England and by the 1800's in North America.