Strawberry seedlings, upon maturation, vary greatly in colour, flavour, shape and size, time of ripening. However, some vary in foliage and others in the development of their sexual organs. They can also be propagated commercially with the runners. They can be grown indoors in pots, in window boxes, hanging baskets, bags and even on the ground.
Features and Benefits: Strawberry Seedlings
- Strawberry seedlings grow better in acidic soils within the pH of 5.0-8.5
- A lot of sunlight favours rapid growth.
- Strawberries are excellent sources of various body nutrients such as vitamin C, folates, and potassium. Folates (vitamin B9) help in tissue growth and cell function. Vitamin K regulates the blood temperature, Vitamin C is good for skin and immune health.
- Strawberries contain antioxidants and plant compounds such as Pelargonidin, Procyanidins, Ellagitannins—which slows down the production of cancer cells.
- Strawberries, when consumed, prevent cancer, decrease oxidative stress and also reduce inflammation in the body.
- They prevent cardiovascular diseases because of the polyphenols and antioxidants present.
- Strawberries protect the heart from ailments. Vitamin K present in strawberries regulates blood pressure while Quercetin and vitamin C prevents inflammation.
- Strawberries are good for strong teeth. They contain malic acid which acts to remove tooth discolouration.
- Strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acid that eliminates dead skin cells and cleanses the skin.
Also, Strawberries contain Salicylic acid and ellagic acid that reduces hyperpigmentation in the skin and make the skin pores tighter against infection.