Photo by Todd Zawistowski
You may know you love to eat fresh, Northern Michigan strawberries, but did you know these fun strawberry facts?
- The full moon in June is called the Strawberry Moon, named by the Algonquin tribes for the short season for harvesting strawberries.
- The strawberry is a member of the rose family and the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside.
- Strawberries are grown in every county in Michigan. Berrien, Leelanau and Van Buren Counties are Michigan’s largest strawberry producers.
Emily Betz Tyra is associate editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.