Alpine strawberries cause confusion, as sometimes they’re considered wild, and sometimes they’re not. In the States, the wild strawberry is likely to be Fragaria virginiana, or Mountain Strawberry, similar to Fragaria vesca. What makes both these strawberries different is that neither of them bears much resemblance to the plump modern garden strawberry.
Alpine strawberries are much prettier than the modern garden varieties, with small white flowers and fruit held high, often above the leaves. I will tell you that alpine strawberries are simply delicious straight from the plant because they are so tender and thin-skinned. You'll never find a carton of alpine strawberries at the supermarket.
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