Peru grows one of the best strawberries in the world. According to the Agrodata Peru website, in the first four months of 2018, the United States was the main destination market for this fruit, with US $1,274,000. It was followed by Canada (US $1,170,000), South Korea (US $746,000), Japan (US $666,000), the Netherlands (US $497,000), and Puerto Rico (US $118,000)
The garden strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.
Scientific name: Fragaria × ananassa
Strawberry, (genus Fragaria), genus of more than 20 species of flowering plants in the rose family (Rosaceae) and their edible fruit. Strawberries are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and cultivated varieties are widely grown throughout the world. The fruits are rich in vitamin C and are commonly eaten fresh as a dessert fruit, are used as a pastry or pie filling, and may be preserved in many ways. The strawberry shortcake—made of fresh strawberries, sponge cake, and whipped cream—is a traditional American dessert.