However you grow strawberries – in pots, hanging baskets or open ground – the bowls of luscious fruit are a wonderful reward. I agree with James VI's physician, William Butler, who said: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Butler was describing the smaller, arguably more fragrant European fruit that we now call wild or Alpine strawberries. He may also have been thinking about the sweet, green strawberries that were popular in his day or the delicately flavoured white ones. I grow some of the red because of their wonderfully concentrated taste.
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