Lexington County Farm-City

to strengthen the understanding of farm-city connections that provide food, fiber, and shelter.

Tyler Learning About Strawberries from Mike Keisler


Strawberry Facts

Strawberries signal the advent of spring in South Carolina. They’re the first fruit to ripen. No other small fruit produces berries as soon after planting as strawberries.

The strawberry is a fruit and a member of the rose family.

The per capita consumption of strawberries is about 5 pounds/year.

One cup of strawberries (about 8 medium-sized berries) yields 150% of the daily value of vitamin C. 

Strawberries provide a host of benefits including proper functioning of certain hormones. They have anti-carcinogenic properties and are high in the antioxidant compound, ellagic acid. Strawberry consumption has been shown to delay cognitive impairments (memory loss) by up to 2.5 years. Strawberries are an excellent source of manganese which is essential for healthy bones. 

The U.S. is the world’s largest strawberry producer and supplier.

Weather greatly influences yields – extreme temperatures, drought and excessive rain increase diseases and can interfere with pollination, fruit set, and harvest.


Lexington County Farm-City

Sponsors 2015

Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.

Lexington County Farm Bureau

Lexington School District I Center for Advanced Agribusiness Research, Pelion

Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District

MCEC

Price's Country Store

Roof's Basket Works, Inc.

Sandhills Young Farmer & Agribusiness Chapter

SCE&G

South State Bank

W. P. Law, Inc.

W. P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center