FUN FACTS

Believe it or not, the average strawberry has about 200 seeds and is unique in that it is the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside.

The strawberry is a member of the rose family.

The United States is the leading producer and supplies about 20 percent of the world's strawberries. Next are Spain, Japan, Poland, Italy, the Korean Republic and China.

Every U.S. State grows strawberries that have been specially bred for that region of the country.

California produces 80% of the nation's strawberries, more than half of U.S. kids pick the strawberry as their favorite fruit.