Posted by James Briggs on June 19, 2003
In Reply to: Hisory of the strawberry posted by TheFallen on June 19, 2003
: : : : I was eatting a strawberry the other day, when I wondered where did the name come, can any offer a soloution to this question, where did teh anme strawberry come from????
: : : The berries seem to be strewn among the leaves of the plant.
The plant first had the name strewberry, which later was changed
: : : One of many explanations I found but this one had the largest count.
: : I was told that farmers placed straw around the plants to keep the berries from the ground and to stop them from rotting!
: That's what I believe too. Whether it's true or not, I've seen this done.
My etymology book says that the reason for the name 'is unknown'.