Things to do in Lisbon: Visit a Strawberry Farm
Strawberry is a fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, E, C, B5 and B6, calcium, iron and other minerals and low in calories. It is the easiest fruits to grow in garden, balcony or flower pot.
Strawberries are plants originating in the temperate zones of the northern and southern hemispheres, which belong to the genus Fragaria. The common or garden strawberry is the result of a hybrid produced in the eighteenth century in France between Fragaria chiloensis and Fragaria virginiana, sometimes called Fragaria x ananassa. Other good options for the garden are the already mentioned Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) and the alpine or wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca). They are plants well adapted to our climate and easy to grow.
Properties and uses
The strawberry is a fruit very much appreciated and one of the favorite of children. However, it is also one of the fruits that suffer more use of pesticides and other industrial chemicals, so it is even advisable to cultivate for own consumption. Strawberries are fruits rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, E, C, B5 and B6, calcium, iron and other minerals, and low in calories. The strawberry is very consumed in the natural, but also in ice cream, desserts, cakes, sweets and jams. In addition, it is widely used in cosmetic and hygiene products. Attention because some people are allergic to strawberries!
Origin: Temperate zones of the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Height :Ground plant.
Vegetative propagation: by stolons, but also possible by seed.
Planting: End of summer or spring.
Soils: with good drainage, rich in organic matter.
Climate: Very rustic plants in our country.
Exposure: Areas of sun, preferably facing south, where there are no frost.
Harvest: Varies with the fact that the varieties are summer (spring and summer) or remontantes (they begin in the summer and they enter in the autumn).
What to do in Lisbon? Let´s book an Strawberry Farm Experience!
Come and harvest strawberries directly from the farm, in a homemade and unique production, whose quality will not go unnoticed.
Location: Santarém (45 min from Lisbon)
Duration: 4 hours Number of people: 2 to 40 PAX
Our experience will include:
- Arrival to the farm and welcome by the producer
- Guided tour of the farm
- Practical production and nutrition workshop
- Harvesting experience
- Tasting of strawberries, liqueurs and sweets
- Transportation from Lisbon
Our main objective is to produce and sell natural products of high quality and excellence. There are two strawberry ranges in production, both of which offer a guarantee of quality in taste, combined with the taste of the palate, which adds the visual taste through the superior shape and size for incorporation in professional preparation, restoration or in high quality confectionery.
Strawberry is a member of the Rosaceae (Rose) family and goes by the scientific name of Fragaria x ananassa. The letter “x” in its name indicates that strawberry is a of hybrid origin and, in the case of strawberry, of two different species. The origin of that hybridization is very interesting and involves a Pan American union that occurred in Europe. Our farmer use the camarosa strawberry, is an early short day variety that produces large to very large, firm, deep red fruit.
Called “the queen of fruits”, the health benefits of strawberries include improved eye care, proper brain function, relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout and various cardiovascular diseases. The impressive polyphenolic antioxidante content of strawberries make them good for improving the immune system, preventing against various types of cancers and for reducing the signs of premature aging.