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Florida Strawberries Strawberries are members of the rose family. The berries are red, juicy, and conical shaped. Strawberries are heavy fruit for their size and there stems are very long coming off the bush. They are called strawberries because originally straw was put around and under the plant to prevent the berry from sitting directly on the soil- which would cause it to spoil rapidly. Strawberries are the only fruit that bear their seeds on the outside- almost 200 of
Blood Oranges Blood oranges are oranges that have deep red flesh. They are believed to have come from a spontaneous mutation, probably in Sicily in the 17th century. Blood oranges seem to thrive in the Mediterranean region of the world where there are sunny days, and crisp nights. The color comes from the pigment called anthocyanin. They began to be cultivated in the region Malta, which lends its name to the Maltese sauce. (Maltese sauce is a hollandaise sauce flavored w