About Oregon Strawberries
Oregon Strawberries are one of the states oldest
and best loved agricultural crops. The first strawberry plants
were brought to Oregon by a pioneer named Henderson Luelling.
He packed extra wagons with fruit and nut trees and berries and
started a nursery in Milwaukee , Oregon . This was the beginning
of the history of strawberries in Oregon .
It wouldn't be summer in Oregon without a bowl
of red, ripe strawberries or a luscious dessert of strawberry
shortcake. If apple pie is the icon of the good life for America
, then strawberry shortcake highlights the heritage of Oregonians.
Oregon strawberries are known world wide for their exceptional
taste, deep red color, and intense sweetness. These qualities
that make our strawberries so wonderful to eat, make them difficult
to ship long distances when fresh. Many varieties of strawberries
are grown in other locations around the globe primarily for their
ability to withstand long distance travel.
With Oregon strawberries, taste comes first,
we leave being tough to the other guys.
There are many reasons why Oregon strawberries are so sweet, red
and juicy but one of the most important ones is our climate. Oregon
has a long mild spring and early summer. We have lots of rain
and often have cool nights and warm sunny days. These conditions
are perfect for growing the sweetest strawberries. The berries
stay on the vine and ripen slowly, allowing the sugars to increase
before harvest. If you take a drive in the country during berry
season you will see acres of strawberry plants which add to the
beauty of the Oregon landscape. Not many of Oregon 's strawberries
are sold as fresh market berries. The majority of them are processed
into sliced or whole frozen berries. Others are used for puree
and concentrate and then are used for jams, jellies and syrups.
Oregon strawberries are used in ice cream, yogurt, beverages and
many baked goods.Oregon strawberries retain their sweet summer
goodness in all their processed forms, which is why you can enjoy
them all year long.
Oregon strawberries, a sweeter, redder, simply
better product from Oregon's farms to you.
more information about Oregon’s strawberries, go to http://www.oregon-strawberries.org/index.html