Wild strawberries can be found in large parts of America, Europe and Asia. After the 13th century wild varieties were raised but the strawberry we know today did not occur before the 18th century. The strawberry plant is a low-growing perennial on which the flower becomes the fruit - it swells and becomes a juicy and delicious strawberry during the ripening period. Strawberries are harvested in June/July.
Rhubarb originates from the area along the Volga River and the south of Siberia and was not raised in Europe until the 18th century when it was used in meals. The rhubarb is a perennial which consists of thick stalks with big leaves. The fresh read leaf stalks are used for marmalade. The harvest takes place in May.